Stretch Your Shopping with Shelf-Stable Foods

163685e0-51f0-0134-cd3e-0aec1efe63a9Trips to the grocery store are limited right now for many, due to stay-at-home recommendations all over the country. With hurricane season also around the corner, now is a perfect time to stock up on items that have a long shelf-life, and that can last safely for months or even years! As a bonus, many of these foods are also inexpensive.

Keep the following staple foods right in your pantry, to make meal preparation easier:

  • Nuts and nut butters
  • Canned tuna and chicken
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Dried beans, peas, or lentils
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Dehydrated potatoes
  • Oatmeal
  • Cold cereals
  • Dried fruit
  • Crackers
  • Applesauce
  • Herbs and spices

Get started with this great recipe from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

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