Wow! So much has happened in one week! I am still talking to clients over the phone and Zoom. Many have asked the same question – so here I am putting it out to you… “I am staying home. How do I do my food?” My answer- the same as always! EVERYONE is staying home more now! This coronavirus has everyone confused, scared and disoriented. So, how to deal with the food in my opinion is easy.
First look at your food plan. What ingredients do you need for a week? How many fruit and vegetable servings? How much protein? Calculate how much you would need for your family. Then find recipes that you want to make. Make a careful list. Ask others what they want/need. Off to the store you go! There are some things that, if they are there, you buy two of instead of just one. Beans, legumes, quinoa, brown rice and steel-cut oats. All will keep in your pantry safe and sound.
Also, I know that it is not my first choice, but if needed buy canned, sugar free fruit and vegetables. Or canned fish. If you do this, make sure that they are not in a sugar syrup but in juices or water and rinse them before eating to reduce the salt and/or any “added” sugar. If you have a freezer, throw in some fresh or frozen fish, frozen fruits like blueberries, strawberries and even steam in the bag vegetables. You can also freeze cheese and deli meats. Or make your own frozen fruits so that you can pull them out if the grocery is bought out.
Taking a little time to plan, and talking about it with your family so that everyone is on the same page may provide some sanity. Search Pinterest, or buy one of our recipe books and find a new dish that is appropriate for your situation and food plan. This is a time where you can prove to yourself and your family that you can do this! We will get through this. There will be a day when you will be fighting over a special dinner and you can proudly say that if the coronavirus did not knock you off your food plan then nothing else has the power to do that either!
Here is a link to a slow cooker chicken and potato dish that we took from Pinterest and enjoyed. You are welcome to try it. However, don’t you dare go for the things on Pinterest that are NOT on your food plan!
Blessings to you and your family.
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