Where do you find all that stuff?
I’m Kirstin Nussgruber from http://www.KirstinsCancerCare.com
I help people with cancer get out of overwhelm by teaching them how to reclaim their lives.
How do you select your food stores? Where do I go shopping, and how do I make it most convenient?
How do I go shopping? I basically select from four different categories. – Tweet this!
The first category is my local supermarket.
Why? Because it’s convenient, and since I’m usually driving around the area on errands or dropping my daughter off at various places, I can plan to pass it on the way.
Local supermarkets have a great selection of organic produce, they often group that produce together in organic aisles, or even into one particular section in the store, so you don’t have to go through every single aisle trying to pick the pieces out.
The second category is certain specialty stores where I know I can get that particular spice, or that particular brand of salt, for example, instead of the Himalayan sea salt that I usually buy, I want a particular brand of Celtic sea salt. Those would be your health food stores, or maybe integrated pharmacies, they are very locally based in your community.
The third choice is the local farms or farmer markets. Over the past decade they have sprung up everywhere here in New Jersey, and they are increasing year by year. You can either go on a weekend, where you have a conglomeration of farmers coming together in your local towns, or you actually go physically to your local farm, where they grow and produce the foods, or where they raise the livestock that they’re selling, or products of the livestock that they’re selling, like eggs.
Find out who is in your local environment, and then make a point of going there on a regular basis. It’s a great way of getting connected with your community. Sometimes, they offer CSAs (Community Shared Agriculture), where you buy a share of the season’s growing crops, and the produce you get every week is what the farm was able to produce. It is a little like investing in that farm, and you reap the benefits of it.
It really pays to find out where your local farms are if you are in a rural or suburban area, or, if in a city or town, where your local farmer’s market is, and pay them regular visits. You will be rewarded by returning home with just harvested, seasonally grown fresh produce, and sometimes, also, animal byproducts, meats or eggs, for example.
The fourth category is online. Sometimes, there are certain “specialty products” that I like to buy in bulk, for example, nuts. I use them a lot, and my favorite online store is www.nuts.com. If you are looking for even more nutrient-dense raw, unpasteurized nuts, you can find those at selected farms, mainly based in California. Bremner Farms is an farm I have purchased from.
And the same goes for certain meat cuts, or certain fish, as well, that I would buy frozen; they get delivered frozen to your door. – Tweet this!
That could be another option for you, and I know that many of my clients welcome that.
My grandmother and great-grandmother were both from Germany what is today Poland. They would go to the market on a regular basis to get fresh food all the time. They would go to the butcher and to the baker, to the farmer, so, you know, you didn’t have this one-stop shop place like a supermarket to go to.
When we want to have a really strong, nourished body from within, we need to give it variety, all the different vitamins and minerals and anti-oxidants and fiber nutrients that we find in our food. We want variety; one way to ensure that is to understand we need to shop in different places.
I hope this was helpful.
I just want to help you get into your kitchen and start cooking real, good food and in a manageable and sustainable way that fits your budget, your time schedule, but most importantly, nourishes your body from within, because it’s so sorely lacking these days.
We need to get back to our roots and understand that it’s our responsibility to feed our body the right nutrients because the strength happens from within.
Take care for now.
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Kirstin Nussgruber, CNC, EMB
PS: My Smart Food Shopping Guide is available for you NOW!
I’ve talked about that and a little bit more in there than what I do here in the video. It’s available for download. Why don’t you take a look and it gives you a couple of tips to become smart shoppers and to be able to create really delicious, scrumptious meals in your kitchen. Take care for now.