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    Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips

    **UPDATE: The Giveaway has ended! Thanks everyone for participating :)**

    My philosophy to a healthy diet and exercise plan has always been to keep it simple.

    NO, you don’t need to do the latest trendy “diet,” NO, you don’t need to keep your muscles “confused.”

    Eating whole, natural foods, in their most simple state is a rule of thumb I follow and recommend to everybody who asks me what they should do to start eating healthier. And as we all know, true health starts in the kitchen!

    So if true health starts in the kitchen- wouldn’t that mean that health really starts in your grocery store? 

    Making the right choices in the grocery store is where it all starts, really! And steering clear of the processed snack cakes gets easier overtime, trust me. I know that it’s easier for someone who has been doing it for a long time like me but for those of you that may be new to eating healthy, or “clean,-” here are some of my best tips!

    grocerySpeaking of grocery stores- I was recently contacted to attend a blogger event hosted by Kroger with other bloggers in the area, which I attended today. And the icing on the cake? They gave me a swag bag and two $25 Kroger gift cards- one of which I’m giving away to you guys!

    Before I spill the giveaway details, I just want to talk a little bit about some of what they are doing to get healthier items in the stores, which we all can agree is super awesome. Speaking of keeping things simple- the Simple Truth line has always been one of my favorites! Offering items like Chia seeds, natural protein bars, and free-range, natural meats, including tons of gluten-free, wheat-free, and dairy-free items, they are great for anyone’s specific dietary needs.

    Simple Facts:

    • Simple Truth items are free from 101+ artificial preservatives and ingredients
    • The meats are never treated with antibiotics, hormones, or steroids
    • 100 new items added in 2013 and another 100 coming in 2014
    • A total of over 600 items in Kroger stores

    So awesome to see a bulk section like this, when we are so used to only seeing these in stores like Fresh Market or Whole Foods!

    As part of the event, there were lots of demos of yummy natural products, kind of like a Sams Club sample-spree- but with all-natural, healthy snacks and foods. You KNOW that was one of my favorite parts 😉
    All in all, it was a great time and I met some other super neat bloggers, too. I’m grateful to have been a part of it!

    And make sure to check out Kroger’s digital coupons for savings on these and other items as well. I had no idea they even had digital coupons for some reason, but NOW I DO and so do you. 🙂

    Get your Coupons here!

    Now on to the fun part!

     TO ENTER: All you have to do is comment below with what you would spend the $25 gift card on. Would you use it for normal groceries or something a bit more fun? Let me know! (Include your e-mail address so I have a definitely way of contacting you!)

    And that’s all you have to do to enter! 

    I’ll be picking a winner at random a week from now, so stay tuned!

    **UPDATE: Giveaway has ended on 2/13/14.**