Social distancing … it's the terminology that takes over our TVs, floods news sites and is discussed on almost every social media platform. But what exactly is social distancing and how does it affect our basic needs? According to the Department of Safety & Security at the University of Chicago, social distancing refers to public health security measures taken to limit the likelihood of transmission of infectious diseases. “Social distancing” literally means just that – distance yourself from the public and limit ourselves socially to minimize exposure to communicable diseases.
As COVID-19 continues to be a quarantine problem and encourages us to practice social distancing, we need to make sure that we take the right measures to maintain our health and wellbeing. It also means that we get the right food to stay healthy and healthy.
At Nutrisystem, we pride ourselves on offering our customers the information and tools they need to live a healthy lifestyle. Social distance and possible quarantine are no exception. We asked our nutritionist, Courtney McCormick MPH, RDN, LDN, which foods you should go shopping for and which foods you can order directly from us Menu from the menu– which limits the need to make this additional trip to the store!
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Here are Courtney's top grocery deals that you can stock up on:
- Canned fish or marsupial
- Canned tuna and salmon are ideal for a high-quality source of protein and fat.
- Tips: Look for options that are in water. Combine them with whole grain crackers for a hearty PowerFuel and SmartCarb snack. You can also throw canned tuna with whole grain pasta and boiled broccoli (or vegetables of your choice) for a quick meal!
- Canned beans are a great option because they contain both fiber and protein. This makes them the perfect addition to a meal or snack to make you feel full.
- Tip: Look for canned options without salt or rinse them out to remove excess sodium.
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- Protein shakes are the perfect durable meal replacement or snack. They are a quick and easy way to wrap up the protein Nutrisystem Protein Shakes to have a lot at hand during this time.
- Tip: Mix protein shakes with water. If you use milk or milk alternatives, you should stock up on stable options.
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- Bars are also a great option to quickly replace meals and get snacks. We have many delicious bars to choose from Nutrisystem à la carte menu.
- Tip: Put some in your shopping cart as soon as possible so that they are stocked for the coming weeks.
- Nuts / seeds and nut / seed butter
- Peanut butter, almond butter, almonds, walnuts and peanuts are great options for keeping healthy snacks in stock. Nuts are a great way to add healthy fats to your diet. They also have a long shelf life, so they're a great option if you're confined to the house in the coming weeks.
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Proteins (frozen and / or chilled)
- Eggs are a good staple since they usually have a reasonable shelf life when it comes to how long we can keep them in the fridge.
- Tip: When buying eggs, pay attention to the best purchase date and choose the ones with the longest date.
- Frozen meat and seafood
- Get frozen chicken breasts, lean ground beef or turkey, and seafood like salmon or shrimp.
- Tip: Order some of our favorite frozen products from Nutrisystem menu for a delicious (and super easy) way to stay on track during this time.
- Cheese sticks
- Are you trying to find out which snacks you and the kids will love? Cheese sticks are the ultimate option for healthy snacks.
- Tip: Dip a cheese stick in mustard to get a little more taste.
- Canned vegetables
- Replenishing canned vegetables is a great way to be prepared with side dishes. You can also keep them on hand to mix them with pasta, rice or salad.
- Tip: Look for canned options with no sodium added, or rinse them well before cooking to remove excess salt.
- Canned fruits
- Fruit is a great option for a snack or side dish with any meal or dessert. If you stick to canned goods, you can keep them on hand for a while thanks to the long shelf life.
- Tip: Look for options that are in water or 100% fruit juice.
- Frozen vegetables and fruits
- Thanks to the longevity of frozen products, any type of frozen product is ideal for stocking up. Frozen vegetables and fruits are also perfect for throwing a quick side together or adding to a smoothie.
- Tip: When buying frozen vegetables, pay attention to those without sauces, which can add a lot of fat, sodium and calories. When looking for frozen fruit, look for options that don't contain added sugar.
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- Dry pasta or rice
- Look for high fiber options that contain whole grains. Brown rice or quinoa is a good basis for every meal.
- Tip: Throw whole wheat pasta with boiled broccoli, ground turkey and a can of shredded tomatoes. Season to taste with salt, pepper and crushed pepper flakes for a delicious dinner. Don't feel like cooking? problem! You can easily buy many of our favorite pasta and rice dishes directly from the Internet Nutrisystem menu.
- Whole grain is a great option for breakfast or a snack. If milk storage is important due to its short shelf life, you should have low-fat Greek yogurt on hand instead. Yogurt is usually longer-lasting.
- Tip: worried about waste? Get a few of our products frozen breakfast items and just store them in the freezer so as not to waste food like Greek yogurt.
- Soup is a convenient option (and can be a nutritious choice) if it contains a mixture of protein and fiber – such as beans, lean meats, and vegetables.
- Tip: Look for a soup with low sodium or no added salt Here you can buy our chicken noodle soup. >
We know that not everyone has the opportunity to enter the local market. Please contact an older or disabled friend, family member, or neighbor who may have no means or opportunity to meet basic needs. w is the time, more than ever, to lean on each other and take the necessary steps to maintain our health and well-being and to help others do the same.
Your health and safety are our top priority. We take all possible precautions to ensure that we do our part to prevent the spread. For more information on the security measures that Nutrisystem has implemented during this period, Please click here>
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