fish. i consider fish to be the best animal protein source because of its high omega-3 and vitamin d content. frozen varieties such as pollock and salmon when purchased in large amounts are good value. Â frozen fish can be cooked right from the freezer at 400f.
fruit. frozen fruit can be used for way more than just smoothies. when you let a nice bowl of frozen mango, strawberries, peaches or pomegranate thaw for about 10-15 minutes, it makes a wonderful treat that resembles sorbet.
vegetables. powerhouse vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower are available frozen and are incredibly easy to prepare â€” even through the super convenient use of the microwave.
you will generally find that unopened tofu has an expiry date of a month from its purchase date. if you d onâ€™t know what to do with tofu, check out these recipes for aÂ tofu scrambleÂ or a teriyaki bowl.
there are a tonne of other non-perishable items that tend to catch my attention at the grocery store because they’re nutritious and will last a while: ryvita crackers, yves meatless products, kashi granola bars, and amyâ€™s organic canned soup are just a few.
finally, a few points on good grocery shopping practice. if you’re looking for how to sanitize your groceries, cnnâ€™s dr. sanjay gupta has some tips. remember to keep your grocery trips to one person per household and only go once a week if you can. ideally those who are 60 years or older, or those who are pregnant will not be the ones making the trip.
andy is a registered dietitian and multi-book author who has operated a private practice in toronto since 2015.Â he spends his free time eating, writing and talking about kale @andytherd. he can be reached at andytherd.com