Food Shopping During the Pandemic

In a crisis, after you stockpile your toilet paper, you should give home cooking a try. It’s currently huge and right now, it is out of necessity.

Food will always be a big topic and during a pandemic you may be taking extra precautions to keep you and your family safe and prepared, including making sure you have everything you need at home. Here are a few suggestions to help you make shopping a little easier:

  1. Take a look at foods you have in your freezer, refrigerator, and pantry. Check the expiration dates this will help limit trips to the grocery store.
  2. Make shopping lists get just what you need and try to keep your trip short.
  3. Explore options. Many stores offer in-store pick-up, curb side pickup and 
    delivery. Now many stores like Target, Trader Joe's, and Costco have separate hours for older people.
  4. Buy what you need and try to resist large quantities. Try to buy 
    groceries that will last for about 2 weeks at a time.
  5. Include fresh, frozen, and non-perishable fresh food first and stock your freezer and pantry for your second week. Try to include pastas, rice, breads, meats, vegetables, fruit and milk. Don't forget your pets they sure do love to eat.
  6. While everyone is home together try some new recipes so you can keep 
    things interesting.

Those were just some suggestions I wanted to share and I hope this will help to make your life just a little easier.