Revamp your weekly shop

Try to put more fruit and vegetables into your trolley. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Try to put more fruit and vegetables into your trolley. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mon, Sep 9, 2013, 01:04

Let’s face it, supermarket shopping can be a bit of a chore. If you do a big weekly shop, do you glide around on auto-pilot, buying the same products time after time?

A shake-up could do wonders. See what happens when you change your normal route, and aim to spend more trolley time in the outer aisles, where the food tends to be fresh and have a short shelf life as opposed to the staples in the centre, which are often processed.

Try to get a greater variety of foods, particularly fruit and vegetables, and if you want to avoid the enticement of impulse buys, see if a local supermarket offers an online ordering and delivery service and build a healthy shopping list at your convenience.