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Strategies to Reduce the Spread of Covid-19 - Grocery Store Edition

In today's world, taking a trip to the grocery store is a health risk. With each trip, you are increasing your risk of COVID-19 exposure as well as increasing the spread. To minimize your exposure, strategize by creating a grocery list of items that will last you for 2 weeks. If you are at high-risk or are unable to get the items you need, consider contacting family or friends to assist. Meal delivery and grocery delivery services may be available as an alternative option, and many businesses are offering additional precautions to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Plan to purchase plenty of shelf-stable and frozen ingredients. If you are concerned about produce expiring, try freezing food for later use. Food can last months in the freezer.


Goal: Create your own grocery list, comment your must-haves below.


Must-Haves I Suggest: 

Shelf-stable Products

  • Dried or canned beans, peas and lentils (such as black, garbanzo, kidney, white and pinto beans; green, yellow or split peas and lentils)

  • Canned vegetables with no added salt (such as tomatoes, green beans and corn)

  • Dried or canned fruit in 100% fruit juice 

  • Whole grains (brown rice,  quinoa, oats)

  • Pouches or cans of fish and chicken

  • Nuts, seeds, and nut butters

  • Olive, canola or other vegetable oils

  • Dried herbs and spices

  • Sauces and Gravies

Frozen Foods

  • Vegetables (such as broccoli, cauliflower, butternut squash, medleys etc. )

  • Fruit (such as berries and cherries )

  • Whole wheat pizza dough

  • Poultry

  • Ground Turkey/ Lean Ground Beef

  • Seafood

Need Guidance? Check out the comments below or consult with me for a customized grocery list.

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