Eating nutritious meals and maintaining a healthy diet are as important now, as we stay home, as they’ve always been. Getting the things you need to make a balanced meal may feel harder to do now, with new rules put in place at grocery stores and long wait times for pick-up and delivery orders. Providence Healthcare, Registered Dietitian, Tina Seegobin shares some insight on what we can be doing to make things a little easier.
“The key is to plan your meals ahead of time. Most of us are utilizing online grocery pick up services or going to the grocery store during off-hours – this is critical in helping to flatten the curve. Trying to limit the amount of times we visit a grocery store is so important right now, so make a list of what you need for the week so you can stick to the plan and minimize the amount of time needed in the store. And, when you plan in advance, you are less likely to make impulse buys and purchase foods of lower nutritional value. Although, during these challenging times, a treat every so often is much deserved!
Being at home has given us an opportunity many of us don’t usually have – the ability to spend valuable time with our families. Take advantage of this time! Explore new recipes, get the kids to help in meal prep and dust off all those cool gadgets that you purchased a while back to make food more appealing and enjoyable for the family.
This pandemic has forced us to slow down, spend more time with our families and find ways of keeping connection with those outside of our households. These are special times. While they come with challenge and uncertainty, they also have created memories to be cherished for a lifetime. Enjoy these moments, try to stay positive, and if we all do our part, we will come out of this with a new appreciation for our daily lives.”
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