Grocery Shopping 101: An Aisle-by-Aisle Guide for Easy Homemade Meals

Trying to break the take-out cycle, but don't know where to begin when it comes to grocery shopping? Follow our simple guide and fill your shopping cart the right way. Pick and choose from each category below and you'll have a pantry stocked up for healthy homemade meals. Plus, see the 3 surprising things you always need in your pantry (9 Photos)

Casey Barber on Sep 13, 2012 at 9:26AM

chime in now
  • 3 of 9

Grocery Shopping 101: An Aisle-by-Aisle Guide for Easy Homemade Meals

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Loading slides...

How to Shop for Dairy and Eggs

Look for sell-by dates on all milk, cream, and eggs before you place them in your cart; the FDA ain’t just whistlin’ Dixie with those numbers, as anyone who’s dumped an almost-full but very stinky gallon of milk down the drain will tell you! Think beyond breakfast when buying eggs – omelets and frittatas are quick and inexpensive dinners. (And a great way to use up random vegetables and other ingredients in your fridge.) Large eggs are the baking standard, so if you’re planning a cupcake binge, reach for that dozen.

Kitchen Tip We Love: Don’t despair if you’ve got old eggs in your fridge: fresh eggs are best for omelets and whipping into fluffy whites, but older eggs peel more easily for hard boiled and deviled eggs.

3 Super-Fast Egg Suppers
Ham and Cheese Frittata with Green Salad  
Pasta Carbonara
Crustless Mini Quiches 

Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web