Clean Eating Shopping Tips: Target
With our 7-Day Clean Eating Challenges, I like to show people that healthy eating does NOT have to cost a lot. It may take a little creativity and planning, but trust me… you can eat delicious, healthy foods without breaking the bank. The other day, I did a quick once-over at Target. Come with me on this virtual clean eating tour to see what I saw that was healthy AND frugal.
Look for the WHOLE GRAIN logo. Just because something says WHOLE WHEAT doesn’t mean it’s whole grain. Look for this logo on the grains you buy.
I love Greek yogurt. We go through it like crazy in our household. It’s a great substitute for sour cream and tastes great in smoothies. Did you know you can make your own yogurt in the crock pot to save money?
Ground turkey is not only cheaper than ground beef, it’s lower in fat and healthier.
Frozen veggies are ALWAYS a good clean eating bargain.
Granola is good, but be sure you check the ingredients before you buy. Some are loaded with sugars and preservatives.
Check out the Simply Balanced products in the blue bags. They’ve got farro, quinoa, sprouted brown rice and lots of other healthy options. They may seem spendy, but don’t forget that when you cook them they expand.
Coconut oil is a must-have for a clean eating household.
- Coconut oil can be used in cooking and baking (a good replacement for any vegetable oils). It’s a good oil for deep frying because it stands up to high temperatures.
- Regular consumption of coconut oil has the following benefits: helps to boost metabolism and speed up weight loss, helps with mental alertness during the day and works as a sleep aid at night, helps allergy symptoms, and helps absorption of calcium and magnesium.
- Take a tablespoon before each meal to aid in digestion
- Mix a tablespoon of coconut oil with a tablespoon of chia seeds and consume it for an energy boost.
- Melt the oil and add to smoothies as a nutritional supplement.
See the other uses of coconut oil.
Look for the yellow TEMPORARY PRICE CUT signs at Target. $.78 for brown rice? Yes, please! Who says healthy eating is expensive?!
Red tags at Target indicate a weekly sale. Plus, if you shop with your Target REDcard you’ll save an additional 5%. Even on groceries! I love the PB2 line of powdered peanut butter. It adds the flavor without the guilt.
Look for the clearance stickers! Even GROCERIES go on clearance at Target. Olive oil is a great clean eating staple. Use it in place of other vegetable oils and butter.
When you’re clean eating, replace regular pasta for 100% whole wheat pasta like the one pictured here. $1 a box? What a deal!
Also, look for the WIC (Women, Infants, Children) tag near the prices of certain items. Those are typically low-cost, nutritious staple items.
Garbanzo beans are a great source of low-cost protein. I use them in so many recipes!