Now that we're still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, most of us have been relegated to the confines of our homes. You most likely stocked up on essentials, including perishable and non-perishable foods to sustain you through the stay-at-home orders.
While you're generally subject to whatever is fresh at your local supermarket, pantry staples tend to be easier to grab and are longer-lasting. I understand the grocery store shelves are quite bare, leaving you with not many options to choose from at the moment. Even if you aren't able to use these tips during the situation we're currently in, still, take note of these pantry staples to stock up on once this blows over, and the grocery shelves are filled to the brim again!
So, what are the healthiest foods you can put in your pantry?
You can make tons of different things with canned or dried beans, such as dips, soups, and stews. Canned beans tend to have more sodium, so try to find the ones with no sodium added if they're available. Meanwhile, nut butter can turn plain bread into a hearty treat, so stock up on your favorite nut butter. Quinoa is another excellent protein pantry staple that can be used in many recipes.
Choose brown rice, quinoa, and whole-grain pasta for the bases of your meals. All types of potatoes and hearty squashes can add a more filling component to any meal. And of course, there are cans of vegetables that you can use for a swift side dish or with your favorite broth base to make soup.
Canned tomatoes almost need their own category. From turning into a sauce for your pastas, adding a rich taste to soups, or even to make Shakshuka ( https://www.themediterraneandish.com/shakshuka-recipe/) with the eggs you have on hand, they can be used to make plenty of meals.
Make sure you have the basic staples like flour (I prefer wheat flour), baking powder, baking soda, and your favorite herbs and spices. Stock up on your favorite oils such as avocado oil and olive oil. Broths and stocks are also great to always have on hand.
Don't forget to plan ahead for hydration, also. Instead of stocking up on bottled water, try getting a water filter for your refrigerator so you won't have to worry about stocking up anymore. If you don't have this option, invest in an inexpensive Brita pitcher with an extra filter to always have on hand. Another option is to fill a large 5-gallon jug with filtered water from the grocery store. Electrolyte drinks are also helpful in case someone gets sick.
Minimize your exposure and help to "flatten that curve" by planning ahead for all supermarket trips. Know what you need and stock up to keep your kitchen brimming with love and delightful dishes that give you healthy nourishment.
If you haven't already taken advantage of grocery delivery to avoid the stores, apps like Shipt and Instacart are great alternatives during this time.
What have you been cooking during these stay-at-home orders? Leave me a comment below, I'm sure we can all use some inspiration for some new dishes!
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