During times like these, in the midst of a viral pandemic, it is important to not panic but to be prepared. Many of us are practicing social distancing and want to limit our exposure to large crowds. Here is a quick list of things to keep on hand during emergencies like this. These nutritious items help you stock up your freezer and pantry for 2+ weeks.
Canned and dried beans
Canned salmon: great source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids
Canned albacore tuna
Boxed plant-based soy milk
Frozen edamame: excellent source of plant-based protein
Lean ground beef
Black bean burgers
Low sodium jerky
Fruits & Vegetables:
Canned tomatoes: excellent source of potassium
Frozen green beans
Frozen mixed vegetables
Frozen wild blueberries
Fruit cups (packed in 100% fruit juice or water)
Dried fruit (no sugar added)
Extra-virgin olive oil
High Fiber Grains:
We understand that those who are older than 60, have a chronic disease and autoimmune diseases (such as celiac disease, IBD, RA, diabetes, MS, lupus etc.) and especially those with respiratory conditions (such as COPD, asthma, lung disease) are at higher risk of complications from the coronavirus. For more information, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html
Those of you at higher risk should especially consider taking advantage of grocery delivery services from Amazon, Peapod, Walmart, Instacart and Whole Foods. This can help limit your exposure. But as always, be sure to practice good hygiene and wash your hands frequently!
Stay safe and healthy!