While you are home minimise food wastage and refrain from hoarding supplies
Staying home is the perfect opportunity to practise healthy eating habits. During this unprecedented lockdown it is more important than ever to eat well for your heart, and one of the best ways to stay healthy and support your immunity is eating the right mix of foods over the days, weeks and months ahead.
While many people are tempted to neglect healthy eating habits,here are 5 hearty ways to be mindful about food.
- Plan ahead – Eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at home through the lockdown requires a bit of meal planning to minimise food wastage and help reduce cost. It’s also a great time to audit your provisions for foods you already have before they go out of date.
- Avoid hoarding – Stocking up few extra essentials is sensible but there is no need to hoard as supply of essential will remain open. Make a list and ensure you are getting the right ingredients for a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner meals to minimise food wastage and cost.
- Store smartly – To minimise home deliveries or trips to the stores, ensure your provision and fresh produce is stored smartly. When packing your fridge, be sure produce is dry and allow for adequate space between items to promote better air circulation.
- Shop Smartly –The good thing is most stores are stocked well and you can have them delivered to your doorstep so there is no need to panic shop.Buy foods that can be stored for longer. For seasonal produce patiently wait until it arrives to the stores near you.Avoid buying imported fruits or vegetables.
- Set routine mealtimes – Maintaining a routine while you are home is essential especially when it comes to eating. The couch and the fridge are accessible all the time, hence it is important to set some rules. Although you may enjoy unhealthy snacks – chips, chocolates, cookies… as an occasional treat.
There is no need to panic as there is abundant food is in the market. All you need to do is plan smartly and minimise food wastage. A little will go a long way, so make the best with what you have.
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