Now you can buy healthier foods and save money! Each week, your card is automatically loaded with available savings on some of the healthiest foods in a typical grocery store. Just choose the promoted foods, scan your card, and instantly save every time you shop.
About the Program
The Healthy Savings program is designed to help members take a step towards a healthier diet. To make it easy, the program only promotes products that rank in the healthiest 1/3 of the foods in a typical grocery store.
The foods are rated within the independent and nationally renowned Guiding Stars® nutrition guidance system, which is aligned with the dietary guidelines of the FDA and USDA.
This gives members confidence that every product promoted in the program is a healthier alternative to most grocery products.
Sticking with healthy eating doesn't mean giving up meals at your favorite restaurant. With these helpful tips from the experts at the USDA, making smart choices while eating out has never been easier.
- As a beverage choice, ask for water or order fat-free or low-fat milk, unsweetened tea, or other drinks without added sugars.
- Ask for whole-wheat bread for sandwiches.
- In a restaurant, start your meal with a salad packed with veggies, to help control hunger and feel satisfied sooner.
- Ask for salad dressing to be served on the side. Then use only as much as you want.
- Choose main dishes that include vegetables, such as stir fries, kebobs, or pasta with a tomato sauce.
- Choose a "small" or "medium" portion. This includes main dishes, side dishes, and beverages.
- If main portions at a restaurant are larger than you want, try one of these strategies to keep from overeating:
- Share a main dish with a friend.
- Resign from the "clean your plate club" - when you've eaten enough, leave the rest.
- Add little or no butter to your food.
- Choose fruits for dessert most often.
- Order foods that do not have creamy sauces or gravies.
- On long commutes or shopping trips, pack some fresh fruit, cut-up vegetables, low-fat string cheese sticks, or a handful of unsalted nuts to help you avoid stopping for sweet or fatty snacks.
For helpful information about health, nutrition and exercise, check out the articles below.
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Top 10 Tips for a Healthy Diet
Just in time for the new year check out these 10 tips. -RealBuzz.com test here
Everyday Eating for a Healthier You
Tips to make the most of your new healthy diet. -Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics