The Shopper's Guide to the Healthiest Prepared Meals

Find out how to get the best meals at the grocery store.

The Shopper's Guide to the Healthiest Prepared Meals

By Toni Gasparis

Are supermarket-ready meals your weeknight savior? If so, you're going to want to read this guide to become an expert on pre-prepared meals in your local grocery store. These simple tips and tactics will help ensure you get the healthiest food at the best price.


Don't Buy Meat on the Bone

Meat that is packaged and still on the bone such as fried chicken and ribs is unnecessary to buy pre-prepared. The bone is excess weight that is increasing the price of the dish without giving you a lot of meat. Opt for leaner, boneless meat dishes for a cheaper meal.

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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