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Cooking 101: How to Navigate a Grocery Store By [email protected] • Last Updated: November 16, 2015 • 55 comments This is an article from NF Rebel Chef Noel. Karina Arnold, who’s passionate about healthy eating and cooking, provides tips on how to navigate the grocery store like a pro (and how to avoid unhealthy junk foods in the process). Karina Arnold is a rising sophomore at the University of Oklahoma who’s passionate about healthy cooking. Jimin Song, a Vallejo, California-based full-service shopper for grocery delivery service Instacart, has more than a few tricks up her sleeve to help us all out.

Below, five savvy tips for having your best, speediest grocery store trip ever. Interested in saving money? Let me show you how to save hundreds of dollars a month, thousands of dollars a year on your food bill.

Whether you have food allergies, dietary requirements or prefer. I hope my experiences outlined at Cooking 101, can help others figure out how to learn to be a terrific cook as well. How To Cook Frequently Asked Questions. How to Cook Chicken. How to Cook Chicken Thighs.

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Cooking 101 Maggie’s grocery store tips made a vast difference in my whole shopping experience. Here’s how to have a more productive and enjoyable time at the grocery store, according to a dietitian. Open Navigation Menu. To revisit With that in mind, remember that the store and food manufacturers know this as well, Cooking advice that works. Restaurant recommendations you trust.

Alton Brown is the host of the Food Network’s Good Eats, Iron Chef America, and Cutthroat Kitchen. The site has recipes, ‘how to’s with great diagrams, videos, podcasts, and tickets to his Eat Your Science shows. If you’re at the grocery store, avoid mushy, shriveled, or off-color cucumbers, or those with broken skin.

Store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for up to 10 days, and stash cut cukes, tightly wrapped, for up to five. Navigating a Chinese Grocery store is just as easy as your local supermarket as long as you understand the overall layout and hve time to explore. From there you get into the dry goods—aisles of hot sauces, pickled vegetables, soy sauce, vinegar, cooking wines, oil, spices, dried seaweed, dried mushroom/fungi, dried noodles, and all sorts.

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To create a heat map, walk briskly through the store or department and count the number of customers in each aisle.

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If you have a list of forty grocery items to remember, you could place four items at each of ten locations.

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Before you head to the store, though, you need to take inventory so you know which types of foods and other household items you need to replace and which ones you already have on hand.

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Hire a boss (you), and create a user-friendly pantry system to meet your inventory needs.

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The visitor will be able to add items to the list, including a quantity and name, and select from a drop­down the grocery department the item is found in.

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You need to understand how well customers can find the items using your existing navigation structure.

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Use the earlier section “Planning a Kitchen with the Menu in Mind” and Figure 10-1 to create a list of the equipment you need to produce the menu you’ve chosen.

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  • 3:30 wtf, more and more people want less sugar in their yogurt, at least me and everyone I know. Is there a statistic for this? Have a brand actually sold LESS yogurt since it decided to add less sugar?

  • I would like to see a video where you show a week’s plan of all meals. This is what I find most complicated, to have a plan of what to cook in order to be able to know what to get when grocery shopping.

  • I’ve historically liked Pollan but this seems more like puff piece garbage than anything.
    The yogurt example at the end in particular…they highlighted a (likely) 12oz tub of yogurt as having 26g of sugar, equivalent to a Coke. They went on to highlight yogurt as a race to fill with sugar.
    A 12oz can of Coke contains 39g of sugar, while Stoneyfield fruit on bottom 5oz contains 10g. Milk already contains a sizable amount of sugar (12g in a traditional 8oz serving), so unless he’s harping on milk as a food source, asserting a quality yogurt is ‘high’ in sugar is absurd.

  • Hey Thomas, you should do a shadow of your entire day. From awakening to sleep. Letting us see not just your dietary intake but how you live. I think a lot of people would be intrigued by that type of video. Let us follow side by side almost like a vlog? I think that would be very cool/interesting.

  • Interesting how Asian supermarkets in the US are more chinese korean oriented and in the Netherlands more indonesian thai chinese.

  • I find her whole tone and delivery irritating, like she mocking the store and probably the culture as well. Smug, cutesy, and immature, not to mention nasty; slurping out of bottles, etc. Not!

  • I found you while watching my “Bobbie” Flav City videos. ������
    Although I don’t do keto or paleo, I find your tips, tricks and especially Buy This Not That”s interesting.
    I’m a 98% vegetarian (damn bbq shack near me lures me there about twice a year��) who has cut out any food with gmo corn/soy, natural flavor, yeast extract, maltodextrin, carrageenan, caramel color, bad, non-expeller pressed oils, and have been eating more organic everything, including eggs from pasture raised chickens and grass fed, grass finished ground beef for the husband.

  • Thomas, I was watching a podcast between Paul Saladino and Robb Wolff and they were talking about how 5000 6000 mg of sodium is actually really good at decreasing insulin resistance. Would love to have your opinion on that!

  • HER FACE LOOKS KINDA LIKE CHANEL PRESTON….. <3 <3 <3

    HOWEVER WHATS HER NAME?????? <3

    BESIDES THE PERVERT THING, GREAT NUTRITION VIDEO:)

  • Thank you thank you thank you thank you Thomas! This sure will help me start my Keto start. I’ve been intermittent fasting and have put way more veggies in my diet, but the Keto info has alluded me. Just….thank you.

  • Thomas, you forgot the mosti mportant thing about shopping. SUpermarkets are completely covered in bright white lights to drain your mental energy and force you into poor decissions. Either get blue light blocking glasses or go to stores with huge windows during sunlight hours when possible.

    I am sickened by the brand “Home Garden” THey’re a mini-mart chain that’s huge where I live. THey erently bought an old central location in my small city and boarded up about 10 feet of giant windows with glue on stickers when they converted the location to one of their stores, and they ut white light strips everyhere, evert refrigereator, every isle

  • Is gellan gum an okay ingredient? I’ve been buying heavy cream to put in my coffee and it’s ingredients include cream and gellan gum. Is it safe, or is it just like carrageenan?

  • What a truly great opportunity for powerful media and what a real shame at spending four minutes saying so little. Rather than leave viewers confused, it would be refreshing to learn more deeply.

  • There’s just too many negative comments. I’d say those who commented such are insecure because chef and the girl are fit and know how to stay healthy for the rest of their lives. Just move your asses people and get fit instead of hating on other FIT PEOPLE. Pathetic

  • Super awesome video! Such an organized outline to shopping. I learned a great deal of things so thank you:-) I am fairly new to your channel so perhaps you have covered this somewhere, but could you please do a video on how to cook for two people when one is keto and one is not? I have been keto for 4 months and have lost 44 lbs. I still have 60 or so to go. For the first few months I made mainly keto meals and then later would add, for example, pasta for my husband. Then I started making split meals, half keto half not. Do you have any suggestions on how to make this process easier? I want to cook healthy things for him as well.

  • Thomas Love the content! down 58 lbs since the first of the year big part to your information and guidance.

    I was wondering what your take on this article below, it is claiming that having cheat days on keto more than 3 times a year damages blood vessels.

    https://furthermore.equinox.com/articles/2019/04/keto-cheat-days#::targetText=Keto%20and%20cheat%20meals%20don’t%20mix&targetText=Limit%20them%20to%20just%20a,the%20diet%20for%20a%20week.

  • Good video. But people are way too concerned with salt. If you are dieting and reducing calories, there’s no better flavor enhancer than salt which is zero-calorie. If you don’t have high blood pressure then what is the problem exactly?

  • Hi Thomas I want to try intermittent fasting. Even though I’ve seen lots of videos about it I’m still confused on what to eat to break the fast is a hard boiled egg okay with a green tea with cinnamon??

  • Yogurt. I also wrote a producer of honey and greek yogurt flavor why they STILL added sugar? Response, the consumers groups preferred sugar added and felt they have no choice. Who are these groups???

  • I’m just getting started with my training. I told myself about a year ago that I was going to do it, but I couldn’t get myself to take it seriously. This time is different. I’ve spent the last couple days doing research, and Transformed has helped me figure out a lot of the things I’ve always had questions about. They’re knowledgeable, personable and professional. Today was my first day of actual training, and honestly I’m excited to see where this takes me. I’m tired of always being the skinny guy. (Sounds weird, I know. But there’s a balance, and sometimes being too skinny, like myself, is actually annoying.

  • M. Pollan needs to drop the hammer with a bit more umph! I like him but he frustrates me. He’s trying to be centrist in an issue where there is no center. Is a little poison OK?
    I think not.

  • I don’t think this was a self help video people seem to be taking the title to literally,I think it was just a fun little video about shopping at 99 Ranch also people seem to be really triggered over her trying the food. But she paid for it all so who cares and I have seen ice cream left in aisles not even in the freezer so as long as she paid for it,that’s fine.

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  • Wow recommending a can of albacore tuna a day? Does he not realize the amount of mercury in this? I eat sardines for canned fish. Most people don’t like them, but they’re one of the best meats to eat. Learn to love them. Also cheaper than albacore.

  • You can make your own ghee. It’s easy, just a little time consuming. There are plenty of Youtube vids on how to make it. Use good quality, organic butter.

  • People make food budgets? I just buy what will last me for at least 5 days, which with IF and 2MAD, isn’t that much. This way is way cheaper than S.A.D of 3MAD and 3 snacks or more a day. Lots of take out because you are too tired / lazy to cook because of the S.A.D diet.

  • Great job! I been to a few Ranch 99’s but after seeing this, next time I’ll know more about the store and the products I didn’t know about!

  • Why not feature someone who actually knows about these interesting stores? Watching this Clueless WASP chick declare her ignorance gets boring.

    Also, sampling food in the aisles really looks tacky. I know one of the crew picks up the opened packages for settling up later-but she seems childish.

  • So, my brother just told me that he’s going to try to limit himself to eating meat once a week. Is there a healthy way that he can do this so he isn’t consuming incomplete proteins throughout the week?

  • OMG this just comes across as major Columbusing. Please, Epicurious, don’t send white people into our supermarkets to “explore,” ( 12:24) “discover,” ( 14:44) and talk about a “population that needs a whole lot of rice all at once” ( 0:55). You’re better than this.

  • How about a video on top 7 canned fish recipes, especially sardines. Probably psychological, but I have a hard time eating right out of the can

  • What about the best kind of milk to drink or the best kind of butter? I don’t like almond milk, I prefer cows milk. Salt or no salt in the butter? High blood pressure and diabetes runs in my family.

  • Great ideas and suggestions. I will be doing another store run next week. So now I have a better idea as to what would be good choices to get through the next month.

  • Thomas I thought erythritol, and xylitol were okay and save to use on the keto diet?? I would love for you to say if they are okay or not

  • I wonder how the staff & customers felt about some creepy, off-putting, pretentious white lady filming herself talking down to people while describing painfully simple, self-explanatory stuff.
    Also, opening packages & eating food in the aisles before paying for it is about the trashiest, most disrespectful thing you could do in a grocery store. How could she be “running on fumes” when she hasn’t stopped shoving food in her face since she walked in?
    The title of the video should be “How Not To Behave in Public”.

  • Hi Thomas, thank you so much for the great content! Please will you watch GAME CHANGERS on Netflix whenever you get the chance. Amazing science around vegan diet. I would LOVE your comments around this series, and do a video around this. It will me a great video I would think!!!

  • I’ve been weekly budgeting for groceries the last 35 years of marriage. It works for me. Raising 4 kids there was little food left over by the end of the week to be wasted.

  • NB If you’re in Europe don’t make the mistake I did at first. Here the fibre is aready subtracted from the carb total, so don’t discount it again.

  • Thomas can you do some videos on maintaining Keto. I have lost the weight I wanted and want to maintain this weight / healthy lifestyle. Should my macros increase? Cant find much content about living the life without weightloss.

  • Interesting video. As far as the yogurt is concerned, the solution to that is to either buy plain yogurt or make your own. I make a quart of yogurt several times a week, and it only costs about $0.50

  • Imagine the opposite happening: A lady a with very strong Chinese accents walks into Whole food and tells you how to pick out almond butter. LOL!

  • Uh it’s not “blather,” you’re the one who should crack a book. What are you even talking about? You obviously don’t have a grasp of basic biology.

  • Hi Thomas, Can you do a response to latest Fledge Fitness video “Should you use intermittent fasting everyday? Response to Thomas DeLauer” Im so confused. Please

  • Smh someone tell her you’re not supposed to touch everything at the market unless they literally say you can ��‍♀️��‍♀️��‍♀️ She’s literally promoting opening everything and eating them in the store. That’s like going to Vons or Ralph’s and opening up boxes of cereal and bags of chips, and bottles of milk and bbq sauce and eating it in the store ��

  • Americans cook less because we have less time! I’m middle aged (over 40). When I was young, my mother didn’t work outside the house. We were able to have a decent middle class lifestyle with just my father’s income; one car, one TV, no cell phones, no Internet bills, & no cable TV. We kids played outside the house, our parents didn’t have to drive us all over the place for activities, and we all ate dinner at the same time everyday. Life is very different today mainly because economics dictate it to be so. Both parents are working, our commutes are much longer and time consuming, we’re splitting each dollar earned more ways than ever before, and mother’s, the primary domestic overseer, don’t have luxury of free time as they used to. They were simpler times, and I’d argue, better times. Life is far demanding than it used to be. We’ve gone backwards. BTW, in case you haven’t noticed, the middle class in the US is now a minority, falling below 50%.

  • I’ve always thought that shopping (the first step in the food you eat) is so key to eating healthy. If you don’t buy it, you can’t eat it. Not to mention “snack food”, no matter how clean it is, does not count as a healthy diet. It’s like filling your body with healthy sprinkles.
    So glad to see someone finally covering this extensively! Also agree about the budget thing too, that’s a very common but feeble excuse.

  • Somehow, I got the feeling that Moss did not agree on the frozen vegetables. 😉
    Many don’t. But I also don’t get why. It’s not like that stuff is precooked or anything… Yes, they do taste different than fresh vegetables but the freezing process still keeps the nutrients better. I e.g. have some peppers in my fridge that I bought yesterday. And I will cook them tomorrow. By then, there are probably almost no vitamins left in them.

  • NICE VIDEO! Trader Joe’s sells a bag of frozen spinach, not the block they show here, for $1.49 a pound…great stuff…you can just GRAB a handful of frozen spinach and add to any soup or stew very quickly…just saying. Canned beans are pretty good for a “processed food” too if you can’t make your own from dried beans.

  • Why so many viewers dumping on this lady? Lots of non-Asians are intimidated by the sheer volume of products in big Asian supermarkets and I for one appreciate her making it a little more familiar. I’d bet she got the agreement of staff beforehand (unlike Bobby Parrish, who often gets kicked out for filming without permission) and surely she paid for what she delved into. Lots of helpful info here. So she said cardboard and sipped black vinegar, so what? Get over yourselves, naysayers.

  • That’s all just BULLSHIT HABIT. You have clearly been CONDITIONED by the powers that be (the disgusting american food industry) to NOT accept of like anything that isn’t laden to the hilt with sugar. Use some BASIC common sense and get past that conditioned aversion and you will love yourself for it! Try some REAL and FRESH food for a change! Don’t just be another fuckin’ LAZY, MEDIA (commercials) DRIVEN AMERICAN.

  • Bla bla bla, be gratefull there are still so many varieties of food in your supermarket aisle. Talk about the people in third world country who dont have this problem because they simply do not have food to eat. What a cry baby.

  • Shoppers rationalize their purchase of sugary yogurt. They think: “Probiotics are healthy. Yogurt has probiotics. Therefore yogurt is healthy.” The video didn’t mention that there is such a product as plain yogurt. For those of us who don’t consume dairy, there is non dairy yogurt, but I have yet to find any that doesn’t include excess sugar.

  • People outside the US laugh at Americans for being typically overweight, but I don’t think they realize what our supermarkets look like. It really takes education from people like this to help people better understand how many fake healthy foods are on our shelves. Just about everything that’s not a raw food has added sugar in it, but proclaims psuedo-healthy narratives. It’s a nightmare.

  • I’m sorry you haven’t read the information from this century. When you do decide to educate yourself, please read everything, not just junk science that props up your ingrained propaganda. Because you don’t believe the facts doesn’t make me a fool, it spotlights my common sense and your fear. The human animal has instincts and craving sweets is one of them. Oh, and using pejoratives just illustrates your ignorance.

  • Thomas, I have a question about plateauing. I have done pretty well with keto/low-carb. On average I have lost 37lbs since last Feb. I do healthy keto, IF 16-8 sometimes 18-6. I can’t seem to get away from the 168-171 range weight wise. I want to get to 150. I do 2 meals a day. I don’t cheat. I’d appreciate any kind of info, tips etc.. How can I get past this plateau?

  • Actually, the human animal is programmed / evolved to crave sugar; the taste = fattening up for the winter. Corporations use it for their benefit. Yes, media drives the market, yes fresh / real food is better. There’s a reason they say you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
    It’s hard to fight instinct so there’s no need to be negative and abusive towards anyone. You do your point a disservice by alienating the audience.

  • The supermarket is somewhat akin to a black hole it attracts you even though you resist… and then kills you. Great insights into how these organisations operate and their impact on the consumer’s purchasing and eating habits / http://www.rainwaterrunoff.com

  • And you clearly need to watch THIS
    /watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA… seeing you brain-dead, unwatchable videos… but they sure explain a LOT. LOL!

  • There are some canned foods, like Libby’s, that do not add salt or sugar to their peas, string beans, and corn. Just water. No BPA lining either. But usually, frozen is the way to go.

  • Thank you for these kinds of videos. I love when you break down what kinds of ingredients to look for and look out for and why… and place them in a hierarchy.

  • I find raw honey much sweeter than pasteurized honey, and only end up using a tiny bit of it when I mix with yogurt. I’m like you, not a huge fan of the sour taste. Mixing in some fresh fruit helps too

  • Omg you’re sooo right about the weekly budget and that we buy too much produce…. thank you for the eye opening lol Starting this week I will budget monthly… Thank you ����

  • Hi Thomas what are your thoughts on natural flavors in food? Are they really bad for you? Bobby Parrish doesn’t buy products with natural flavors but I’m not sure what you think? Can you please break down the science. Thanks

  • whats also a great fact about coffee, is it helps to increase your ability to secrete adrenaline at the wrong times and not secrete it when its needed most.

  • I followed instructions too closely and now I don’t have toilet paper
    Thanks Thomas
    I love cooking with toilet paper it gives everything that clean taste

  • i buy justins Almond peanut butter. i love my fruit. i used to be 240. i gave up carbs then started to run alot. now. i have some belly fat. trying to get lean.

  • Great tips Thomas! Reading labels can be so confusing (been doing it for many years) but now I understand so much more because of your videos. Thank you for caring so much to teach people important facts.

  • I value your info Thomas, always a pleasure learning from you… could you do a fermented haul? Been consuming alot of fermented veggies and it has really helped digestion and easier than cooking, but ive noticed alot of hidden ingredients in this department also… Thank you you are appreciated ��

  • Some of my go to items for enjoying my food is oyster sauce and sriracha. Are those good to consume? Sriracha shows 0 calories but I know that’s not always a good thing. And I heard that oyster sauce is a healthy alternative to teriyaki sauce.

  • I went to an asian supermarket and vegetables seafood, and fruits took up most of the store and there was a small area of processed foods

  • Some supermarkets use sugar as a kind of padding or preserve, and I just ferment it to take out the sugar. I also use hot choc powder which is 60% sugar, so I ferment it then use it cold like a dairy free shake. Use your brain to survive..

  • This was a very informative episode. Thank you guys. Regarding avocado, I am from Jamaica and we have that a lot here. How you tell if its ripe is the colour and if it feels soft. Some are green even to its ripest stage so if they feel soft they are ripe. Some have a darker skin so the darker the riper for those and they will also be soft.

  • I am a 42 yr old mother of tworaised by a stay at home mother of 5experienced grocery shopper and I learned some great tips from you! Thank youI figured this would just be a bunch of common sense tips I already knew but it really was a different way of thinking about foodwhat we prioritize and how to allocate our resources accordingly. Love your content!

  • Great job…one of the best videos I have seen on grocery shopping for healthy eating, especially for newbies. Definitely sharing with others!

  • I swear,as an Asian this type of market.You bet all the Asian kids including me ran towards the snacks and drinks section.Than theirs our friends who have no idea why we’re going crazy in the snack section.Im not the only one,right������

  • Pork rinds last a week? LOL If I bouth 50lbs 😉
    Oils and fats are not that expensive if you compare how much you pay per calorie…
    Great video!

  • This is a bit confusing. In your other video with Bobby from Falvcity you used the Monkfruit with Erythritol from Costco to sweeten your smoothies but on this video you recommend staying away from any sweetener the ends with ‘tol. Is the Costco Monkfruit sweetener not good to use then?

  • Grocery Shopping 101: before you go, make a list of what you need. Look at what you already have. Make a menu for the week and determine what you still need for that. Look at the store ads to see whats on sale to help you figure out your menu.

  • Thanks for sharing these tips! I have shared this link with my friends who may not know what to shop for when gearing up for a healthy diet prep! As they always say, you can’t outwork a poor diet!!

  • VERY IMPORTANT to not skip the frozen veggie section. Frozen veggies are flash frozen, keeping their nutrients. Fresh produce lose a lot of their nutrients after 48 hrs of being harvested.

  • Thanks, i have been doinng most of things you mentioned for years, but as for having a budget i havent had one for years, i usually break down costs by for an example how many meals from a cut of meat, your thinking wow 12.00 pound for meat is high, but when you get alot of meals. I spendmy highedt amount on a local grass finished and grass fed beef, its more money then local. Market but somuch better. Im 66 been paleo for 3 moths love it, cook at home, mainky because i like my cooking better and know whats in it. Follow many of bobby parrish receipss. Thanks for al, the info you share

  • lol still a lot of sugar in most of those foods, funny considering it stops burning fat once you have it. Great transformation �� this can’t be an in prep season guide…. I wouldn’t even eat this in off season lol

  • Thank you so much for all this information one needs to keep in mind. I can see myself spending hours reading all the labels untill l get the hang of it all. Love love this video.

  • For everyone asking how she can get away with opening packages of food and eating them out of jars, please refer to the South American Market video where the disclaimer says she’s got the store’s permission to drink fresh fruit juice from the carton (and we can assume every other video she’s actually been polite enough to ASK FIRST). But then again, in San Francisco there are people defecating on the floor of grocery store isles (and the streets) and no one seems to care. Yay socialist utopia here we come!

  • HI! @ADINA, I think it’s rude you’re eating it off the shelves. I hope you guys bought the foods after and were respectful. Also, why wasn’t someone asian doing this?

  • Seeing the different foods/groceries was really interesting! Gotta say though, I would like this more if the lady wasnt eating literally EVRYTHING she picked up. Like, I know she had permission, but I still hate seeing it honestly. ��

  • What, no frozen section? Almost of all my carbs are frozen veggies (riced cauliflower, collard greens, spinach, kale). I barely bother with the fresh produce section.

  • It would be fantastic if our stores stocked the shelves tho or ordered more supplies. I’ve gone four times the last three weeks and nothing’s in. Trump and other ceos of grocery stores have said “oh we have supplies” nah we’re on week three with no tp at Kroger �� obviously there is an issue. Just saying my state isn’t on much of a quarantine. Yet all our stores in our city are still empty including crappy Walmart and awesome Whole Foods.

  • I miss bread the most. Brown bread and cheese, brown bread and pate, brown bread and smoked salmon, brown bread and olive tapenade, BLTs…. The convenience of bread based meals is hard to dismiss.

  • Bruh she picked up the bad of rice and I’m like, “That’s the small bag! The true Asians be buying rice at Costco 50 pounds for$25.” Every penny counts!