Preparing your FODMAP Friendly pantry for Coronavirus quarantine

Preparing your FODMAP Friendly pantry for Coronavirus quarantine

There's no denying it, Coronavirus is here

No doubt, you're at least a little concerned about the current state of affairs. Don't panic, things will resolve themselves in time. We just need to be responsible about how we conduct ourselves, diligent with our personal hygiene and prepared to weather the Corona storm.

For anyone living under a rock (I wouldn't mind that right now) Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a highly contagious disease that attacks your lungs. Symptoms include sore throat, runny nose, fever, cough and (in severe cases) difficulty breathing. While most people's symptoms are mild, for the elderly and health impaired, Coronavirus can be fatal. 

One of the biggest concerns is that everyone will get sick at once, thus overwhelming healthcare systems. Governments around the globe are introducing strict control measures to slow the spread of Coronavirus - known as "flattening the curve". The most important of which is self-quarantine. 

Preparing your pantries for quarantine

You may have noticed but the supermarkets are a bit chaotic (who would've thought people would go to jail over toilet paper!?) with everyone stocking up for quarantine. 

Some FODMAP friendly staples I've stocked up on include the following:

    • Bread - I love Apine Breads
    • Avocado - I like chunky avo spread as it lasts longer than fresh avo
    • Lots of eggs - they last a surprisingly long time!
    • Spreads - Vegemite and peanut butter are my go tos
    • Long life milk - almond, coconut and macadamia are great!
    • Ground coffee - I use a french press plunger
    • Muesli - check out the amazing selection from Food for Life
    • Frozen vegetables - spinach, broccoli, edamame beans
    • Canned food, including tuna, corn, beetroot
    • Pasta (gluten free) and rice (I'm lazy so I buy the microwave packs)
    • Cheese - parmesan is my favourite!
    • Garlic infused olive oil - I use this on everything!
    • Ready made soup! This one from Heart & Soul has no onions - yay!
    • Frozen meals - most contain onion and garlic so I was really excited to discover these low FODMAP ones from We Feed You!
    • Frozen dumplings mmmm 

I also load up on SNACKS! 

    • Popcorn! If you haven't tried Cobbs, you need to get onto it immediately!
    • Fruit - pineapple, kiwi fruits, strawberries, bananas (not too ripe)
    • Yogurt - YoPro is really yummy and they add lactase which helps with digestion!
    • Rice crackers
    • Ice cream!! So obsessed with with Cocofrio 
    • Nuts - hazelnuts, macadamias and pecans 

And of course, my pantry is always stocked with Fodbods! Delicious, nutritionally balanced healthy snacks for everyone in the family. Best of all, they're delivered to your door so you don't have to brave the supermarket!

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