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By now you’re probably regretting your decision to buy all of the canned beans and toilet paper you could find before the lockdown began.
There are only so many beans that one family can eat before you need to confine yourselves to separate rooms, and what the hell is up with the toilet paper obsession?
It’s also important to remember that we’re dealing with a pandemic here, and healthy eating is more important than ever.
We are, thankfully, allowed to venture out of the house when necessary to stock up on essential items and groceries. Due to the nature of the crisis we’re facing, however, you’re going to want to do that as little as possible, so every trip has to count.
Just remember – stocking up is different from panic buying. Don’t be that person who ruins it for the rest of us, please.
To help you plan, Forbes spoke to nutritionists to pinpoint the foods that you should be adding to your shopping list.
For The Pantry
Here you want to look out for items that have a long shelf life like canned items (tomatoes, tuna, and I guess beans are fine), pasta, rice, spices, oils, and vinegar.
Powdered stock, polenta and other carbs can be used as a base for a whole range of foods. Wholegrain crackers for snacking or as an alternative to bread at lunchtime will also come in handy.
For The Fridge
Fruits like apples and citrus fruits, and veggies like carrots and celery, are good staples to have in your crisper drawer. Eggs usually last a month in the fridge, so they’re handy to have around and can be used to make a range of dishes.
Leafy greens like spinach are also a good idea. If you want to ensure that your family is getting enough nutrients and vitamins, you can also stock up on fruit juice from trusted suppliers like Sir Fruit.
They are listed as an essential business, meaning you can place an order that will be promptly delivered.
Sir Fruit’s ‘wellness’ or ‘health’ shots incorporate superfood ingredients packed full of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, that provide a quick, easy health kick.
Alternately, they stock a range of cold-pressed juices that protect and preserve the nutrients of the fruits and vegetables because no heat is generated in the cold-pressing process. This means that you get 100% of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and nutrients when you drink cold-pressed juice.
To browse the range, visit their website or look out for their products in the fridge section of your local grocery store.
Once you’ve checked out the goods, you can order from them and they’ll deliver.
Yes, Sir Fruit is open for business during the lockdown.
Order by sending them an email or message on WhatsApp using the following details:
For The Freezer
Load up on frozen fruit and veg which can be added to stews, soups and as a side dish. Just make sure that you look for ones that don’t have added sugar or seasonings.
Then couple that with protein-rich meats like fish and chicken. When buying meat, keep in mind that it can take up a lot of room. If you buy something like mince or chicken breasts in bulk, remember to divide it up into portions before freezing.
Finally, remember the golden rule: quality over quantity.
But, if you’re on your sixth day of beans on toast, you’ve probably already figured that out.
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