With products consistently running out at local grocery stores, and restaurants being limited to only certain menu items for takeout, it can feel difficult to remain nutritionally balanced during this uncertain time. However, it is important to keep your health in good standing even when it feels difficult to do so.
We have compiled three big tips to staying healthy and as nutritious as possible during this time.
1. Make a Plan
When going to the grocery store, make sure you are creating a plan. Making a list to be efficient in the grocery store not only pays off in the form of a quick trip, but also in the form of prioritizing fresh produce. Plan out exactly what you need for your meals until your next trip and be sure to only take that!
2. Eat with Family
If this is a possibility for you, taking the time to cook and eat with family (or friends, if you are living together) ensures you are eating three balanced meals a day; the bonus is getting to spend time with the people you care about! If this is not in the cards, then still taking time to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner is just as important on your own. If you live on your own, calling a loved one during these meals can feel just the same.
3. Cook Home-Cooked Meals
Now is the perfect time to practice your cooking skills. Cooking home-cooked meals is great because not only are you gaining a skill, but you also know exactly what ingredients are going into what you are making, unlike some very processed foods.
There are so many great ways to stay connected with loved ones and our love for food during this time. It may take a little extra effort, but it will be worth it in the end.