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How To Prepare Meals, Eat Well Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Mediterranean Diet
Health experts consider the Mediterranean diet as one of the healthiest diets ever created, which focus on natural food, mainly plants combined with healthy fats. Pixabay

Well, it’s just about time to accept that we might need some more time before we can finally make the coronavirus kick the bucket, which means welcome to your new but temporary normal: telecommuting, homeschooling, social distancing, washing your hands all the time and, of course, toilet paper shortages.

We know it can be a bit much, which is why a lot of people are putting their diets and proper nutrition in the back burner for now. We totally understand and won’t hold it against you.

But it doesn’t need to be like this because, trust us, the last thing you want is to come out of this quarantine with bad habits. So here are some easy ways to keep your meals balanced and how to still eat healthy even while on lockdown:

Open your pantry and use everything

Literally everything, from that pack of pork chops to that bag of lentils, and even those egg noodles. Then make note of what you have and look up recipes you can make for them. It’s not perfect, but it’s better than nothing. Right?

Accept that your diet won’t be perfect

Before the quarantine, you may be following a strict set of eating plans. But now’s not the time for that, so it’s good to accept that your diet won’t be perfect, at least for the time being. Hopefully though, you’ve stocked up on your basics. Hopefully.

Have a plan to cut stress- and boredom-eating

Being in quarantine is bound to make you bored or stressed, which can then lead to eating. So instead of doing that, have a plan you can follow, such as meditating, exercising, spending time outdoors (if you can), playing with your pets, journaling or even reading.

Plan your meals

Ahh, structure, the one thing a lot of people thrive in. Take advantage of this, and use it to plan your meals. You can do this by mapping out your meals, choosing the meals you want to include and identifying the foods that will spoil if you don’t eat them soon enough.

Mediterranean Diet Health experts consider the Mediterranean diet as one of the healthiest diets ever created, which focus on natural food, mainly plants combined with healthy fats. Pixabay

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