One thing I admire about French women (and there are many things) is their ability to shop for their meals every day. No stocking up for a month, or even a few weeks, for these girls. They don’t want to be tied down to food they have in the house, but rather eat whatever they fancy on any given day. Really, fresh meats, bread, cheese, and vegetables every day – what’s not to admire about that?
Unfortunately, most cities, suburbs, villages, etc. in the United States are not set up for you to quickly run to the store each day. Due to the time consuming drive and the endless selections everywhere we look, a quick trip to the market – or worse, Costco – can easily turn into an hour – so long that you’ve forgotten why you went there in the first place.
I am not advocating wasting food that you currently have in the house. But what would happen if we were to grocery shop like the French – changing our whole outlook on food and shopping – buying only what we need for that day or maybe the next? Would we enjoy our food more? Waste less? Would we be healthier?
If you’ve found a way to grocery shop like the French – even with a busy lifestyle; or if you’ve experienced positive results from shopping this way (ie becoming healthier, etc.) please share your secret du jour!