Nutrition is key to our health. Since you’re likely going to have to spend more time in your kitchen over the next few weeks preparing meals instead of eating out, have fun by cooking with your extra time. And make an effort to keep things on the healthy side to help you and your family stay well. Here are our some tips to eating well:
- Where available, grocery delivery services like Instacart, Target, Safeway.com and many more make it easy to keep the fridge stocked with fresh fruit, veggies, deli turkey and whole wheat bread. Many are now offering front door drop-off to reduce person-to-person contact. For extra precaution, wipe down your items with disinfectant and wash your hands after stocking your fridge and pantry.
- If you’re ordering groceries online you can reference past shopping orders to make your future grocery purchases even easier. Reorder your favorite fruits and vegetables.
- Make a list and stick to it. We all know how easy it is to go rogue when you hit the grocery store, especially when you’re hungry. Next thing you know your cart is full of empty calories.
- During uncertain times, we can be tempted to hoard essentials. Please be considerate of others in the community and take only what you need, allowing time for the delivery trucks and grocers to restock before your next shopping trip.
- Shop the perimeter of the supermarket. This is where you’ll find the most nutrient-rich foods including fresh produce, dairy, and protein.
- Food prep. Double or even triple your favorite recipes. Store by portion size and freeze what you won’t be eating soon to help in the future weeks.
- Many restaurants are staying open to offer pick-up or delivery service. Choose your favorite thing on the menu but opt for a lettuce wrap burger, skip the meat in your burrito or choose a side salad in lieu of french fries.
What tricks or recipes are you making to keep things healthy?
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