Pandemic Grocery List: Is Your Home Ready for Coronavirus Home Quarantine?
Coronavirus Quarantine Grocery List
Publish- June 18, 2020, 04:23 PM
Rifat Tabassam - Contributor
Update- December 18, 2020, 02:08 PM
Pandemic Grocery List
In order to control the worsening coronavirus situation, the city corporation authorities are dividing different cities into several zones. In the Red zone areas lockdown will be enforced restricting people’s movement to prevent the further spread of Corona Virus Sars-Cov-2. If you are currently living in a locked-down zone, it won’t be safe to visit the groceries frequently. It would be wise to shop for groceries for at least two weeks at a time. Is your home ready for coronavirus home quarantine? Have you prepared your quarantine grocery list?
What to Include in Quarantine Grocery List?
Health experts are advising people to consume protein, Vitamin-D, Vitamin-C, minerals, and nutrients every day to strengthen the immunity system to fight against COVID19. Besides these, you need a supply of regular staples, dairy products, spices, baby food, snacks, etc. Here go some ideas!
Make an inventory of staples like rice, pulse, flours, salt, sugar, oil, baking products, and other essential goods which you would regularly require to prepare family meals. Considering the size of your family you can stock food for at least two weeks. These food products would last for months if stored properly.
Meat is a rich source of animal protein. Add different kinds of meat such as chicken, beef, and mutton to your grocery list. You may know that uncooked meat can be frozen for 4 months at maximum, while cooked meat remains edible keeping for 3 months in the freezer.
Fish is another great source of protein. Raw fresh fish stay good in the freezer for up to 3 months. While cooked fish can preserves in a refrigerator for several days. You can buy several kinds of fish like Hilsha, Rupchada, Prawn, Rui, Katla, etc according to the preference of you and your family members.
To boost up your immune system, you must consume fruits and vegetables regularly. Make a list of your favorite ones. However, try to buy fruits and veggies that have longer shelf lives, such as carrots, green peas, lemon, green pepper, oranges, apples, etc.
You can consume these foods in the next week. Additionally, try to pick items that can stay fresh outside a fridge such as apples, bananas, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, etc.
Beans are rich in protein. You may pick from different kinds of beans like a country bean (deshi Shim), snap bean, salad bean, green bean, kidney bean, haricot bean, etc. Beans are used as vegetables and applied to different curries and recipes.
Dried Fruits, Nuts & Nut Butter
Don’t forget to keep some plant-based protein options in your grocery list. Dried fruits like dates and raisins are rich in minerals, vitamins, and fibers. Nuts carry plant-based protein, heart-healthy fats, and diverse essential minerals.
You can pick different kinds of nuts such as wood nuts, cashews, almonds, raisins, walnuts, pistachios, etc. Furthermore, Nut kinds of butter like peanut butter, almond butter, etc can provide you nutrients and plant-based protein for variety.
Seeds can deliver a variety of nutrients and minerals. In the grocery store, you may find different kinds of seeds like chia seed, flaxseed, sunflower seed, sesame, hemp seed, etc. The edible seeds are enriched with alpha-linolenic fatty acids, which offer anti-inflammatory benefits. So, try to include some seeds in your list.
Eggs can stay fresh inside your refrigerator for about two weeks. The applications of eggs in recipes are versatile. Starting from a two-minute omelet, you can bake the cake, pizza, curry, and much other delicious food using eggs.
Baby Food & Breakfast Cereals
Depending on the age of your baby, you can buy baby formula which would last for at least two weeks. If your kid can consume grown-up food, then you can stock up ready-to-eat foods, and kid-friendly snacks to supplement meals.
Cereals are rich in fiber. Adults and kids can eat cereals for breakfast. These find of food products can be consumed instantly with milk. You can store it for a long time.
Milk and Other Dairy Products
Dairy products are enriched with calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and protein. You can buy pasteurized liquid milk or powder milk. Don’t forget to include other dairyproductslikecheese, butter, yogurt, etc into your list.
Whether you want to cook regular family meals or special recipes, you would need seasonings are spices. These products can stay long on your kitchen shelves. You can stock different kinds of spices like chili powder, curry powder, red pepper flakes, turmeric powder, cayenne, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, etc.
Soups, Snacks & Beverages
Your favorite snack can make the quarantine days a bit less boring. Make a list of favorite chips, snacks, tea, coffee, soups, etc of you, kids, and other family members. The frozen snacks can stay good in your refrigerator for one month from the date of packaging. You can fry those items instantly before serving.