We are currently living in a very stressful time, not just for our country, but for the entire world. I could go on about the downside of our current events, but we have all heard enough of that. One positive that has come out of our social distancing is more time with family, and more time around the dinner table. Unfortunately the requirement of social distancing has made the task of putting food on the table, something we once took for granted, much more difficult. These tips for feeding your family during social distancing will offer a few different ways to provide.
I am a big fan of ordering groceries for pick up, even when we aren’t required to distance ourselves from others. It’s so easy to order online, choose a time, and pick up your groceries when they are ready. Most stores will load the groceries into your car for you and some, like Wal-Mart, even offer the service for free!
Another option for ordering groceries is grocery delivery. This is a great option if you are choosing to stay home, or if you are working from home and don’t have time to go out for groceries. This service will cost more than pick up but it is so convenient and you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home.
If you haven’t tried any of the popular meal delivery services, now is the time! This option could not be more convenient and most services offer a discount for your first order. If you aren’t sure where to start, I have tried most of the meal delivery options and HelloFresh is BY FAR my favorite. They have so many meals to choose from and everything I have tried has been delicious!
HelloFresh offers different meal options each week and they are all so easy to make! You can prepare a tasty meal for your family in 30 minutes or less! The ingredients are always fresh and every meal is amazing! You can click here to receive $40 off your first HelloFresh box!
During social distancing some restaurants are offering curbside service. If you prefer takeout but don’t want to go inside, call around and see which of your local restaurants will bring your meal to your car. Some restaurants in our area are even offering free meals for kids while school is cancelled!
If you are still going out to the stores, during social distancing you may want to visit them less frequently than you normally would. Planning ahead will help you keep your refrigerator stocked without making more trips to get groceries. Consider options like freezing your food, buying in bulk, and making meals that will have leftovers. Make the most out of your trips to the grocery store.
Write a list of what you need to last your family a week or two, before you go to the store. I am NOT suggesting you buy ten packs of toilet paper, but get the essentials you know your family will need.
You may have noticed your local grocery store has run out of some basic items like milk, water, and toilet paper. Many grocery stores are now closing early so they can clean and restock their shelves. Visit stores as soon as they open and you may have more options to choose from.
Ask For Help
Right now, so many things are out of our hands. If you have checked every store in your area and no one has any toilet paper, don’t be afraid to ASK FOR HELP! If there was ever a time we needed to lean on each other, it is now. It has been so amazing to see communities come together to help one another. Reach out to your friends, family, and community if you need help. We are all in this together!
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