Avoid the Freshman 20 (Part Two)

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Aug 10, 2011 in , , | No Comments

Buying food, preparing food and more…

In my last post, Avoid the Freshman 20 (Part One), I discussed what you shouldn’t do when purchasing and handling food. In this post, you’ll find out important things you should be doing.

Things You Should Always Do

Read the labels on everything you buy, it only takes a minute. Meats, poultry and fish that are packaged, look for the expiration date and “freeze by” date. If loose in a case, read where fish is from, the tag with the price should show the country of origin–stick with U.S. and Canadian–our standards are different from other countries. Ask the fish monger when the fish was delivered as fish is very perishable. Try to buy “Wild Caught” whenever possible. Do buy low in fat cuts of meat (less fat around and inside), and the white meat of poultry (breast).