It’s really important as a Mum to ensure that you ensure that your family are in optimal health and learn healthy eating practices. 

Healthy eating starts with healthy shopping, so here are 10 tips to guide you to a quicker, more enjoyable, tastier and healthier food shop.

1. Mission Control

You will not only save time and money but avoid impulse buying if you have already planned your meals, know what you need and shop with a mission.

2. Quality Control

With fresh produce take time to look at the quality of the product – no bruising, good colour, ripeness and smell.

3. Be Seasonal

Not only does produce in season taste way superior, it also costs less.

4. Be Local

Shop locally – your butcher + greengrocer appreciate your support and will offer you much more personalised service than major retailers.

5. Be Natural

Nature has given us the best food, as far as possible avoid highly processed foods, preservatives + additives.

6. Enjoy + Explore

Make shopping fun by exploring new shopping avenues – Growers Markets, Farmer’s markets + Organic markets which offer high quality produce and diverse products.

7. Experience

Keep your self interested and inspired by trying new foods, cuisines and recipes. There are plenty of nutritious meals from all around the globe.

8. Educate Yourself

With breakfast, lunch + dinner you eat more than 1,000 meals a year. Isn’t it worth spending some time learning to understand labels and nutritional information so you know what you are eating?

9. Don’t shop on an empty stomach

You will end up buying more.

10. Temple or Tip?

If feeling tempted by an excess of unhealthy foods ask yourself, “Is my body a temple or tip?”

About The Author

This article was written by Janel Horton, founder of home delivery meal companies Gourmet Dinner Service + Dietlicious.  To see the menu’s available please visit www.gourmetdinnerservice.com.au or for the gourmet diet range, www.dietlicious.com.au

  • I will definitely have to remember the “temple or tip” question for future shopping trips. I’m a lot better since having had a bub … but I do succumb to temptation too often.


  • Great sensible tips, thanks for sharing


  • That is true I do tend to buy more on an empty stomach


  • Great tips! I try not to shop when I’m hungry, but when I do I notice a lot more naughty products going in the trolley than is healthy :(


  • So true, many of us treat our bodies like tips


  • Excellent story!! I’m so glad I read this, I am a very impulsive shopper ;-)


  • I like the point about temple or tip. I will keep this in mind.


  • I have read this before and find it inspiring every time I do.


  • a very interesting read, I need to treat my body better


  • I love that quote ‘ IS YOUR BODY A TEMPLE OR A TIP” makes you think hard, quite an awakening


  • These are great tips, thank you:)


  • Interesting article. Thanks for the good read.


  • Lots of interesting tips Thanks


  • Loving this article, very good tips


  • I’ve found a really great local farmers market


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