Yesterday marked six weeks of my husband and me staying at home due to COVID-19. We started our stay-at-home order before it was mandated by D.C., so it’s been a little longer for us. We’ve tried to maintain a regular and semi-regimented schedule that consists of working, eating three meals a day (snacks in between), working out, and doing things we like, i.e., watching television, reading, playing video games, etc.
The meal planning has been the most cumbersome and challenging part of this for us because even though we didn’t eat out too much, to begin with, being forced to plan out every single meal can get tedious. We try to make our meals healthy and fast because we’re pretty busy with work throughout the day. For dinner, we might take a little longer and try a new recipe, but that is also limited because we don’t have the liberty of going out to buy fresh ingredients or groceries on a whim. It’s also hard to buy produce in bulk because we live in a condo in D.C. there isn’t that much space to store things. Fresh fruits and vegetables can go rancid quickly, so we’re left with either eating a lot of our produce after the first week of our grocery shopping trip or using a lot of frozen items.
If you’re interested in a vlog on my stay-at-home routine, please click on the link below:
Here are 10 staples that we always buy when we go to the grocery store:
2. Almond or oat milk
10. Asian Noodles (vermicelli or any type of rice noodles)