How to Eat Healthy When Home

Carol Harvey MS, RD, LD

Advanced Clinical Dietitian, Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Eating healthy during a time of crisis can be difficult, especially when the grocery stores have a more limited selection of food. Below is a list of foods to have on hand so that you can ensure your children have balanced and healthy meals available to them.

Breads:       
Bread      
Wraps      
Flatbread            
Pizza Crust   
Tortillas (flour/corn)                          

Meats:            
Burgers (cooked or frozen)       
Deli Meats             
Tuna Fish        
Chicken Salad     
Eggs          
Chicken Breast      
Cheese
Peanut Butter

Fruits/Vegetables:     
Frozen Berries     
Frozen Veggies  
Carrots
Cucumbers
Cherry Tomatoes
Bananas
Sliced Apples

Other:
Jelly
Milk  
Juices
Buns 

You can mix the above items to make meals such as:

Buns + Deli Meat + Cheese + Cherry Tomatoes

Bread + Peanut Butter + Jelly + Cucumber Slices

Milk + Banana + Frozen Berries

Wrap + Chicken Salad + Sliced Apples

Cheese Quesadillas (Tortillas + Cheese) + Carrots

If you find it difficult to purchase any of the above items or you are needing help purchasing foods, below is a list of resources:

Coastal Bend Food Bank, 826 Krill Street, 361-887-6291

Catholic Social Services, 361-884-0651

WIC, 361-694-6767 (Local Office); 1-800-942-3678

(The local WIC offices may be closed at this time due to COVID-19, but the 1-800 number will let you speak to someone and guide you in the right directions for assistance.)