March 31, 2020
With all that’s going on with the quarantine, I thought it would be helpful to share ways I’m staying healthy (or trying to!) while being mostly stuck inside. Eating healthy is a huge part of my self-care and wellness, and most likely yours too. When I eat clean, wholesome foods, instead of processed, fried, fatty foods, I FEEL better, I’m far more productive, my skin is clearer, and I’m more confident in myself.
I tend to choose a lot of foods for the following reason:
That’s because I’m usually buying for just me, but also want to make the most of my dollars. So if those things are right up your alley, stick around, I gotcha covered!
The list below has a lot of notes added as to WHY I chose certain foods because I thought that might be helpful for you to know how I actually use it, but for a cleaned up list of JUST the foods, there’s a PDF below!
It’s also highly focused on foods that are meant to last a long time, just in case you’re not able to get to the store, or if the stores are unable to stay stocked for any reason. So you’ll notice the produce and dairy sections are pretty short. I only picked produce I knew would last two weeks and stuck to produce that I couldn’t pick up frozen (like salad fixings).
You’ll notice there aren’t any snacky foods on there…like fruit snacks, chips, crackers, etc. That’s because I avoid bringing those into my house – I have a hard time controlling myself around them! So it’s easier for me to stick to my goals by NOT having them around me at all. If you find yourself struggling with snacking on a normal basis, you might find it helpful to do the same for yourself during the quarantine. That’s totally up to you! If you want a list of healthy snacky foods, let me know in the comments below, I can definitely do that!
A lot of these foods I already have on hand, like rice, quinoa, oats, dried beans, canned beans, etc. I added those to the list because they’re staples that help keep me on track, so in case you don’t already have those you can choose to pick them up.
Lastly, I was thinking of sharing my FAVORITE healthy berry muffin recipe with you because I always have them stocked in the freezer! It’s a well rounded snack that’s surprisingly filling because it’s got your fruit, fiber, protein, and healthy fats (there are nuts in there). Wanna try it out? Let me know in the comments below!
Here’s what I’m keeping stocked/shopping for during the quarantine! Hope you find this helpful to stay healthy during your quarantine too!
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Here’s what’s personally on my list (I did get some produce, but focused primarily on foods that would last more longer term, as you’ll see.)
(generally speaking, I don’t have much dairy. It doesn’t last as long, and I only have about 1 serving of dairy per day IF I have it at all. Just my preference.)
I didn’t pick these next few up for this time (it’s too much for me to eat before it goes bad), but these are also great healthy dairy options!
This isn’t a necessity BUT… I always keep protein powder handy! It is SO easy to mix up a quick shake for a meal when I don’t have anything made, and SO much better than reaching for something less healthy. And protein powder will definitely last a while, so it makes the list!
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Also, let me know how this list works out for you in the comments!
Stay well! Sending so much love!
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