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Try to keep a store of the tinned, dry or fresh foods listed below in your cupboard, fridge or freezer. This will help if you are short of time and can also reduce anxiety when times are hard, as you will always have ingredients to make a tasty, healthy meal.

See below for some ideas.

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Useful foods to have in your cupboard:

  • Wholemeal pasta
  • Couscous
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Wholegrain cereal
  • Sugar free jelly cubes
  • Herbs and spices
  • Tinned or dry chickpeas
  • Butter beans, baked beans, kidney beans
  • Crispbread/crackers
  • Vegetable soup
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned fruit in juice
  • Wholemeal bread
  • Brown rice
  • Vegetable oil
  • Dried fruit
  • Noodles
  • Porridge oats

Useful foods to have in your fridge and freezer:

  • Sliced lean meats (e.g. chicken, turkey)
  • Lean mince (e.g. beef, turkey)
  • Eggs
  • Natural low-fat yoghurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Low-fat spread (instead of butter)
  • Semi-skimmed/skimmed milk
  • Low fat crème fraiche or quark
  • Plant based proteins (e.g. tofu, soya, chickpeas, lentils, beans, split peas)
  • Extra light mayonnaise
  • Reduced fat cheese
  • Frozen Quorn mince
  • Frozen fruits
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Frozen garlic or paste
  • Frozen ginger or paste
  • Frozen chillies or paste
  • Frozen coriander

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