During these uncertain times, it’s great to keep up with any healthy habits that you can. Try to put together balanced meals with whole grains, lean protein, and lots of fruits and vegetables. Limit added sugars and sugar-sweetened beverages. Take walks and explore your options for at-home exercise. However, this is probably not the best time to be lingering in the grocery stores, reading labels, and debating the healthiest options.
We don’t want anyone to feel guilty about the food choices that are available to you right now. If you’re feeding yourself and your family, you’re doing a great job. And if you’re having a hard time doing that, there are resources that can help.
One of the tips that we share in our Happy Kitchen classes is to cook from scratch more: buy more fresh ingredients and less prepared foods. From what we’re hearing, some stores are temporarily low on packaged foods, but most are still stocking plenty of fresh ingredients.
You can also find fresh ingredients at the SFC Farmers’ Markets (Downtown and Sunset Valley on Saturdays from 9 am – 1 pm).
We know cooking can feel intimidating amongst everything else happening, so we would love to help you cook more from scratch using whatever you have available! Check out our Instagram, blog, and Facebook over the coming weeks for Quarantine Cooking with SFC to learn tips and tricks to using both fresh produce and pantry staples to create simple, hearty recipes.
Until then, here are a few ideas from our archives to get you started: