• Micah

Quarantine Cooking Shopping List

If you're looking at spending a little more time inside and a lot less time out and about, chances are you're thinking about food. Let's face it, during this COVID-19 pandemic, the grocery store can be a stressful place. They might not have the brands you know and love, or food that meets your preferences.

Here's my list of items that I'm shopping for - note: don't buy ALL of these, buy what you'll use!


  • canned beans (1 can = 2-3 servings)

  • dried lentils + beans

  • tinned tuna, salmon, and sardines (if you eat fish)

  • nuts + seeds

  • peanut butter/almond butter

  • chickpea flour (to make my chickpea crepe)

  • tofu

  • tempeh

  • veggie burgers

  • freeze your fave fresh proteins in 1-2 portions, and label the date and what they are!

  • eggs

  • greek yogurt


  • brown rice

  • quinoa

  • teff

  • oats

  • pearl barley

  • farro

  • pasta - I like wholegrain or chickpea pasta

  • buckwheat soba noodles or rice noodles

  • your fave cereal

  • pancake mix (that you can just add water to)

  • whole grain crackers

  • whole grain bread/bagels/english muffins - you can slice + freeze


  • frozen fruits - berries, peaches, pineapple, mango

  • frozen vegetables - broccoli, peas, carrots, spinach - anything you'll ACTUALLY eat

  • frozen meat substitutes - veggie burgers etc.

Fresh produce: choose long lasting produce

  • apples

  • oranges

  • lemons

  • limes

  • fresh ginger

  • potatoes

  • sweet potatoes

  • winter squash

  • cabbage

  • Brussels sprouts

  • beetroot

  • turnips

  • carrots

  • onions

Pantry Items:

  • canned pumpkin

  • applesauce

  • tinned tomatoes

  • canned corn

  • canned green beans

  • canned beets

  • thai green curry paste

  • curry powder or paste

  • tomato sauce

  • hummus (or homemade!)

  • shelf-stable milk

  • canned coconut milk

  • broth/stock cubes

Note: Check what you have in your pantry BEFORE shopping. Be mindful of best before dates, and try to limit purchases that will end in food waste. While you're out, check if your loved ones need a food delivery to decrease the need for them to be in public.

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