In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to registered dietitian Julie Harrington of julieharringtonrd.com about how to make healthy choices at the grocery store that go beyond the perimeter of the store.

Julie believes that there is no one size fits all approach to nutrition and shares lots of great tips for finding healthy foods outside of the produce department, nutrition label hacks, and ways to make grocery shopping more efficient. 

Julie Harrington, RD, is a registered dietitian, chef, and author. She is committed to helping people gain confidence in the kitchen to create nourishing meals.

She is the author of The Healing Soup Cookbook, hearty recipes to boost immunity and restore health. She also loves teaching kids culinary classes to encourage healthy eating habits at a young age.

Healthy Bites Featuring the National Watermelon Promotion Board

Today, we’re snacking on delicious Baked Fish Tacos with Watermelon Rind Slaw! Don’t toss those watermelon rinds when you’re done! Did you know they can be peeled and used in recipes like this crunchy slaw? A great way to not only reduce food waste at home, but infuse your favorites with new flavors!

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Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See time stamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through!

  • 1:50 Welcome, Julie!
  • 5:33 Where to look for healthy options in the grocery store
  • 12:07 Is there a perfect ratio of fresh vs packaged food?
  • 14:37 Tips for reading nutrition labels
  • 21:06 Healthy Bite from the National Watermelon Promotion Board
  • 24:11 How to make grocery shopping more efficient
  • 30:46 What does a “Healthy Family” Mean?

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