It’s helpful to keep some staples on hand in case of unforeseen circumstances. You do not need to buy all of these items at once and you should not buy foods you will not use. Ask a registered dietitian for more information.
Fruits and Vegetables
Canned vegetables (corn, tomatoes, carrots, peas, etc)
Canned fruit (peaches, pears, pineapple, etc)
Bread products that freeze well
Dried or canned beans, peas, and lentils
Frozen meats and poultry
Frozen or canned fish
Hydrating foods like gingerale, juice, jelly powder, freezies, ice pops, and sports
drinks in case you don’t feel well
Bottled water if you do not have a safe source of drinking water at home
Foods for enjoyment like chocolate, cookies, chips, or popcorn
Use up fresh foods first.
Read food labels to choose foods with less added salt and sugar.
Whole grain foods have more fibre than ref ined grains.
Plant proteins l ike beans, peas, lent i ls, nuts, and seeds won’t spoil quickly.
Buy meat, poultry, and fish on sale and freeze it.
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