You may be finding it challenging lately to purchase the right mix of healthy foods during this pandemic. I wanted to put together a list of food sources you can stock up on that are healthy and easy to incorporate into any meal plan without being perishable:

  • Canned Beans – lentils, great northern, chickpea, black beans – try to use low sodium versions and rinse with water
  • Brown Rice
  • Quinoa
  • WG pasta or chickpea pasta like Banza
  • Egg noodles
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanut butter or any nut butter
  • Any nuts such as – Almonds, Walnuts, Pistachio, Pecans, Cashews
  • Soups- low sodium versions
  • Stocks – Chicken, vegetable, beef
  • Maple syrup, Honey, Agave
  • Olive oil, avocado oil or canola oil
  • Canned fish – Tuna, Salmon, Sardines
  • Canned green beans, spinach, etc- try to use low sodium versions and rinse with water
  • Salsa
  • Dried fruits – make sure they are unsweetened and sulfur dioxide-free
  • Granola

*Tip – remember you can combine brown rice with any bean to get a complete combination of proteins!

Let’s not forget that frozen foods are a great option for fresh produce as well…

  • Frozen berries or any fruits
  • Frozen vegetables – any mixture is good – Broccoli, spinach, green beans, asparagus, riced cauliflower, carrots, etc.
  • Frozen long grain rice
  • Frozen meats – Turkey burgers – I love the ones from Trader Joes!