An Expert’s Guide to Healthier Grocery Shopping

Living well starts at the grocery store: When you choose the right foods, it’s easy to cook and eat healthfully.

As a general rule, shop mostly along the perimeter of the store. This is where you’ll find fresh foods, such as the dairy, meat, fish and fresh produce that should be the foundation of your meals.

Some of the most nutritious vegetable staples available year-round are sweet potatoes, broccoli, carrots and spinach. These are versatile choices that are not only great side dishes, but also part of many courses from a variety of cuisines.

Most people aren’t aware how much out-of-season produce adds to their food bill, so stick with what’s in