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Having canned veggies and fruits on hand is a great way to ensure that you're still consuming essential vitamins and minerals.
Fruit: Look for canned fruit that has no added sugar.
Vegetables: A great source of fiber, vitamin C and other nutrients, canned veggies like corn, carrots, peas and green beans, are a great addition to lots of meals.
Beans: A great source of plant protein
Ravioli: Cheese ravioli provides carbohydrates, protein and is low in saturated fat.
Fish: A source of both protein and omega-3 fatty acids, canned fish can be used in sandwiches and main dishes.
Soups and chilis: Several different varieties available. You can always perk up relatively plain soups with extra veggies and your favorite spices.
Instant oatmeal packets: Instant oatmeal makes a very filling breakfast and you can always add a spoonful of nut butter for more protein, or a few tablespoons of dried fruit for sweetness.
Granola bars and protein bars
Popcorn: If you’re going to be inside for two weeks, chances are you’ll be watching plenty of shows on Netflix.
You might already have plenty of pasta and peanut butter in your pantry, but when you have to rely on these items for more than a few days, they tend to run out quickly.
Quinoa, rice, farro, barley and/or bulgur
Pasta: A 1-pound box of dried pasta makes eight servings
Nuts and nut butter
Seeds: Seeds like chia, flax and hemp provide alpha-linolenic fatty acids, which provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Store seeds in the refrigerator and nuts in the freezer to help extend their freshness.
Vegetables: Add to pasta, stir-fries or soups.
Fruit: Great for smoothies and easy desserts.
Burritos: Basic bean burritos are rich in protein and can be dressed up with salsa and cheese. These don’t take up much space in the freezer and they're incredibly easy to reheat.
Meat and poultry: Chicken breast, ground beef and ground turkey all freeze well. They can be turned into the centerpiece of a meal, or they can be added to soups and chilis to bulk them up.
Frozen treats: Staying at home for a two-week period can be stressful, so don't deny yourself a treat or two
Ibuprofen or Tylenol
Dish soap and other cleaning essentials, like sanitizing wipes