Eating At Food Lion Is A Better Choice For A Person With Diabetes

791 Words Feb 18th, 2016 4 Pages
Making a grocery trip to Food Lion is something I actually look forward to doing. It is less expensive than Harris Teeter, but not as crazy as Walmart. For this project, shopping at Food Lion was a quick and pleasant experience. I was able to get everything I needed for the 2-week meal plan with only using the $100 SNAP benefits. At Food Lion I had no problem buying an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables. There was also a wide range of meat that I was able to choose from. I ended up purchasing skinless chicken and lean turkey beef, which is a healthier choice for a person with diabetes. I was also able to make sure I stayed away from foods with a lot of carbs and sugars. Not only was there an abundance of food, but it was all really fresh too. Everything at Food Lion was at a reasonable price too. The fresh bananas were each only $0.29 compared to at outtakes each one was $0.64. I spent everything but $2 of the original $100 allotment for the SNAP benefits. It was an easy task to plan meals for a diabetic college student from the food available at Food Lion. I can honestly say that I was able to afford nutritious food and make healthy meals that lasted me the full 14 days. On the other hand, shopping at Outtakes on campus was not as enjoyable. The food was very limited and it can be very pricy compared to Food Lion. Outtakes gives off the convenience store feel on campus because of the low inventory and higher prices. It was really difficult to be able to find healthy…

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