With many of us at home, we have more time to search online for ideas. The tips, links below aren’t meant to be exhaustive. Stay healthy…and take a walk! 😉
My personal tips:
- Every time I grocery shop, I pick up some canned or frozen or other goods not requiring refrigeration or freezing.
- I enjoy stir-fries so when I see items available for preparing them – fresh cauliflower, zucchini, etc. – I pick them up knowing I can use canned goods at a later date if fresh items become harder to find. Remember to look at canned expiration dates and use accordingly.
- There are ‘fresh’ produce items that don’t need refrigeration such as potatoes, squash, onions. Again, pick them up for use later.
- Since we’re at home, practice mindful eating. Eat slowly and enjoy!
- I heard this tip on an NPR show: schedule a FaceTime get-together meal. Each person enjoying a meal at home but socializing online.
- If you are elderly or have a health condition, check to see if your grocery store is offering a special time for in-store shopping. Target and ShopRite is offering this in the morning.
- How to best handle food to protect yourself
- Spend smart, eat Smart (Iowa State University)
- Food Hero (Oregon State University)
- SNAP-Ed recipes
- USDA resources
- Grocery ‘rules’ during lockdown
- 5 tips from chefs is a great reminder that cooking can be a stress reliever, and this may be the time to prepare recipes you have been wanting to try
- What 3 nutritionists recommend