Yesterday I went grocery shopping and realized how much my shopping habits will have to change. I kept wanting to get lots of the processed foods that I have depended on to feed my family. I would turn down an aisle and then say to myself--I don't want to buy any of this stuff. So mostly I shopped the perimeter of the store with a few exceptions. I needed canned tuna, frozen berries, and my beans; otherwise I stayed mostly on the perimeter.
Even staying out of the center aisles is tricky. There are so many processed products in the dairy, and meat sections. I am trying to stay away from processed meats like hotdogs, sausage, and processed lunch meats. The additives cannot be good for you. But it is hard--We love the cocktail smokies in BBQ sauce, we love pepperoni and salami, we love coneys. So, I guess my answer will be to have these as a special treat, not as a staple of our food pantry.
On a more positive note, I found lots of produce on the clearance rack and it was good stuff. Cantaloupe $.75 each, yellow peppers 3/$1.05, mushrooms $1.20 per package, and a large container of cut up veggies for $2.64.