Eating Healthy During Quarantine

Nikita Gounder

   Because many of us might not want to leave the house to go shopping for a while, it can be hard to put together meals that are both healthy and available in your kitchens. But there are many staples that you probably have stored in the back that are both nutritious and delicious. For example, there are many recipes that can be completed with five ingredients or less. Or maybe a recipe that can be made in bulk and stored in the freezer for future use.

   This recipe for Blistered Green Beans is a great way to eat any vegetables you might have since you can substitute the beans for any greens you might have at home (cooking times might vary). Or for even easier preparation, throw together any and all vegetables you might have into an Easy Oven Roasted Vegetable Recipe. Just combine and season before roasting whole for a delicious side to any meal.

  If you were not able to stalk up on bread or carbs while shopping what better way to keep your consumption healthy than to make it yourself. Making bread might be a little laborious but with practice, it could become a fun pastime. Recipes like this Five-Fold Challah use pantry staples and produce a delicious end result. Or try your hand in Healthy Sandwich Bread for everyday use. And by making these basics yourself, the ingredients being used are all-natural and known so you know that you aren’t eating questionable additives. 

   And just because we can’t go outside for dessert doesn’t mean we have to suffer. There are hundreds of easy three-ingredient (or less) recipes like Peanut Butter Cups or Strawberry Oatmeal Bars that are delicious and better for you than their store-made counterparts. 


   Don’t let this virus stop you from enjoying all the foods you love. Try your luck in the kitchen and with a little bit of practice, you might find yourself never wanting to go to the store again.