Just a few weeks ago most of us were eating six meals out a week. That sounds like a lot, but it’s really just takeout lunch on workdays and a meal out on the weekend. Now the coronavirus has shuttered restaurants and forced us all into quarantine, which has caused a domino effect in the food supply chain. Restaurants are still doing takeout orders but they don’t have the capacity to serve as many as they did when dine-in was still allowed. This means that the restaurant supply chain is overfull while the consumer supply chain is experiencing shortages. Many restaurants have adapted by selling groceries for curbside pickup. The most important thing to know right now is that it is still possible to eat healthy under quarantine.
Whether you are cooking every single meal at home or trying to order out as much as possible, you probably have more options than you think. If you are living off of pantry staples, it’s important to get the right balance of nutrients in your diet, and it’s easy to do if you have internet access. There are many websites that will let you input special dietary restrictions and ingredients on hand to give you new recipes to try. Likewise, there are apps that allow you to enjoy contactless food delivery right to your home – just don’t forget to tip the driver!
These are trying times we are living in, and it’s important to keep your diet healthy so you can remain healthy and strong. Learn more about eating well during a pandemic below!