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The Ultimate Shopping List

A visit to the supermarket is one of those activities that, depending on your mood, can feel like a walk in the park or a labour of Herculean proportions. Walk in with a rumbling tummy and your trolley will be piled high with biscuits, sweet biscuits, and chips. Walk in after you’ve stuffed your face with meat pies and it’ll be a different story altogether…

The truth is, the best way to get on top of that big weekly shop is to pull together a shopping list that ticks all the boxes. An organised weekly shopping list can help you stock up on the right foods, manage your weight, and stay sane in the supermarket.

If you’re seeking inspiration, check out the grocery shopping list we’ve compiled below. Be sure to include foods from each group!

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Get More Fibre with this Easy 5-Day Meal Plan

Fibre: we all know what it is, but how many of us know how much we’re getting? If the experts are to be believed, we’re not eating nearly enough of it. According to The Australian Government Department of Health and The New Zealand Ministry of Health, we should be aiming to consume between 25 and 30 g of fibre every day.

Increasing your fibre intake doesn’t needn’t be a chore, though. Despite what you might have heard, eating lots of fibre doesn’t mean adopting a depressing diet. Fibre is actually packed into tons of our favourite foods.

Fibre is found in lots of fruits and vegetables including apples, berries, capsicum, carrots and broccoli. Nuts and pulses such as almonds, beans and lentils are packed with fibre, too.

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The Handbag Essentials Every Woman Should Own

Every woman is different, which means every handbag (or clutch or backpack or tote) is different too. But ask the average gal on the street and she’ll probably tell you she wishes her own bag were a little better organised and more sensibly stocked.

If you’re looking for some inspiration when it comes to what to pack in your handbag, read on for a list of the absolute essentials. The only thing missing is a magic wand for transporting us from that boring work meeting to a tropical island…*sigh*.

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