At the start of the new year, I shared a photo of my weekly shop as the start of this series – giving sneak peeks into the weekly food shops of some healthy Aussie mums. One message that I am so passionate about sharing is that there is no one way to be healthy. Just because eating a certain way makes someone else feel great, doesn’t mean it’s right for you. Just as if it’s in my trolley, doesn’t mean it needs to be in yours.
I’ve asked 4 other Aussie mums (some nutritionist professionals, some not) to share their weekly shop too. All from different sized families, some with food allergies, some without; to show how different healthy can be. Real life healthy eating for normal families.
I’m Dr Kyla Smith, paediatric dietitian and fussy eating specialist. I’m all about enjoying food and sharing mealtimes with those you love. I am committed to helping parents make informed choices for their kids through my weekly ‘Chewsday’ food reviews. My business offers in-home support for families struggling with fussy eating and difficult mealtimes. You can find more on my website or on Facebook or Instagram.
What’s in my trolley quiz
Each week as part of this series, I ask my guest blogger the same questions to get a little more insight into their healthy shopping. Here’s Kyla’s Q+A.
1. Where do you normally shop?
I alternate between Coles and Woolies for pantry staples (usually depending on who’s got nappies on sale!). I have just discovered and LOVE the drive thru click & collect service. I buy all my fruit, veg, eggs and most dairy from Gilbert’s Fresh at Southlands. I buy delicious sourdough (fruit and regular) from Tammy’s bakery– which they now stock at my local IGA. I buy specialty items (like the spicy chickpeas) from Aldi when I visit there on occasion.
2. Who is in your family?
3. Dietary requirements?
4. How long will this shop last you?
5. What is not in this haul that you eat regularly?
- Cous cous
- Cherries/other seasonal fruits
- Curry pastes
- Dried Fruit
- Greek yoghurt
- High fibre, low GI white bread from Bakers Delight
- More meat/fish
- More tinned beans/lentils
- Olive oil
- Tinned salmon
- Tinned soup in winter
Couple of specialty/interesting items:
Sarah Moore is a mum, and university qualified Registered Nutritionist. She has 10 years’ experience working with families to improve their health and well-being. Sarah has a simplistic and practical approach to family nutrition and offer private consultations and group information sessions in Perth, Western Australia. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram for more healthy tips and tricks.