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Grocery shopping and the new normal

Thursday, March 19, 2020

I took a trip to my grocery store last night, and the shelves were mostly picked-over and bare. I was hoping to pick up some peanut butter and almond milk, but no such luck. Instead, I came away with a few thoughts about my habits that can hopefully improve (1) my food wastefulness and (2) my diet choices.

This morning, I mixed my protein shake with water, instead of almond milk. You know what? It was pretty good. And it made me think about how wasteful and high-maintenance my grocery shopping habits have been. I drink Diet Coke like it's going out of style.

What nutrition choices am I making that may be wasteful? How can I make efficient, healthy meals with fewer ingredients and more nutrition? I'd like to really simplify some of my shopping and eating. It seems like the prudent thing to do, during a time like this.

Tell me, have you made any changes to your nutrition choices or grocery shopping habits in the past few weeks as we adjust to our new normal?

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    I am definitely not throwing out leftovers.
    I like your blog!
    189 days ago
    I have laid in some freezer foods, which I normally don't eat, in case we are confined to our homes. I am not big on eating canned goods or frozen foods - I prefer fresh, but if we are unable to go to the stores, I wanted to have some frozen veggies, meats, etc. For now, sticking with fresh while I can get it! Stay healthy everyone!
    191 days ago
    I like Coke 0 but in moderation. Otherwise I drink water.
    191 days ago
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    Old fashioned choices are my normal ones ~ dried beans, 20 lb bags of rice, vegetables of all colors canned (in case freezer goes haywire) ~ those are a few. emoticon
    191 days ago
    I have not made any new choices, but the ones I do choose I think about a little more.
    191 days ago
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