Eggs are a great choice for breakfast since they are filled with protein. This will help you get your day started. You can make them any style you want (scrambled, poached, sunny side up) and you can even add cheese for extra flavor.
2. Baked chicken breast
Chicken is always a good option when looking for healthy foods that still taste good. Baked chicken breasts are rather easy to make and can be topped with herbs or spices to add a flare of flavor.
3. Grilled chicken breast
Grilled chicken is another healthy option for chicken preparation and allows for many different options when it comes to choosing a sauce. These sauces can include creamy garlic, lemon herb or pesto.
4. Lean beef
Lean beef is a great source of protein along with most other red meats. Many people believe that red meats aren’t great for you, however, they have a high source of protein which is beneficial for the human body. Lean beef paired with exercise is even better for you. Furthermore, increased protein intake can help you cut down on cravings so you will be less likely to eat for the sake of eating.
Salmon is considered one of the healthiest foods to eat due to the nutrients it gives you. This fish is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which help to lower blood pressure and can reduce the likelihood of a stroke or heart attack. There are many ways to prepare salmon such as creating a glaze for it, using lemon butter or simply frying it rather than putting it in the oven.
Just like salmon, tuna is another example of a healthy fish. Tuna is not only good for dinners, but can be eaten at lunch in tuna fish sandwiches. Canned tuna is easy to store and it is a great source of essential nutrients, including Vitamin D and Omega-3 fatty acids. Try making a tuna casserole (this will last you many meals) or tuna pasta.
A great option for a light lunch without a ton of calories is soup. While you’re in self quarantine, stock up on a variety of soups and see which ones you like. From French onion to split pea, you’ll be able to discover which ones are your favorite. Just watch the sodium levels in different canned brands.
8. Fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are some of the most healthy foods in the world and lucky enough, these items aren’t completely selling out at stores during this time. No matter when you go, there should always be some kind of fruit and or vegetable. However, if there seems to be a shortage, check out the frozen foods aisle or the canned goods. These preserves often hold the same nutritional value and at times are less expensive.