Nutrition Tips during COVID-19 

  1. Frozen, canned, dried and fresh vegetables are all great options. Don’t get disheartened if you can't find your usual fresh produce. Vegetables are still nutritious and offer loads of benefits in these other forms. Remember, something is better than nothing! 
  2. If you can find them, buy staple food items like rice, pasta, oats and quinoa. Not only are these great additions to meals, but they don’t spoil easily. You can also freeze bread and wraps to extend their shelf life.
  3. Choose fruits and vegetables that have a long shelf life. For example; potatoes, pumpkins, carrots, broccoli, pears and apples. 
  4. Choose protein sources that will last. For example; tinned fish, legumes, nuts and long life milk.
  5. Cook some meals in bulk and pop them in the freezer. Some ideas include; curry, lasagna and soup.
  6. Don't forget about the foods that are good for your soul! Nourishing our mental health is just as important as our physical health. If having some chocolate or ice-cream brings you joy then by all means go for it. Food is meant to be enjoyed.
  7. Get your kids involved in meal preparation and cooking. Try and get a bit creative and test out some new recipes. Some simple ideas are vegetable fritters and banana bread. 

We hope that these tips have been helpful. If you are still feeling a little unsure feel free to contact Hardy Nutrition for more information or to book an appointment.