For years, dietitians and health professionals have been promoting one method of food shopping — “shopping the perimeter” — as a way to help you choose foods that support a healthy diet. These foods are certainly the mainstays of a healthy diet, but if you are only shopping the periphery, you are missing out on some key nutrients in items that reside within the middle of the store. Let’s check out some of these nutrient-dense gems that you will find beyond the perimeter.

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