Americans typically eat out 5.9 times a week which is no surprise since restaurant sales have exceeded grocery sales in the U.S. for the past 5 years. But since the rise of the COVID19 pandemic the ability to eat out has almost ceased and U.S. grocery sales are up as people adjust. Americans can take simple precautions to help stay safe and full during these unprecedented times.
Choosing foods and ingredients wisely can help minimize grocery store runs while keeping the body healthy. Being intentional about meal prepping and even portion control can save the added headache of not having an ingredient. When making a grocery list consider ditching highly processed snacks and go for the low-fat popcorn, nuts or nut butters for healthy snacking. Also choose foods that will last longer such as frozen and pantry items like canned foods, grains, snacks and beverages. Even items like bread, cheese and deli meat will keep well if frozen until needed. Americans are having to adjust the way we do food but the following infographic can help make it easier.