Quarantine: 9 essential foods you have to have during isolation


In times of preventive isolation and quarantine, you should make the most of shopping at the supermarket. To achieve that goal, it is key make a good list of needs and follow it strictly without forgetting because there will be no possibility of looking for what one did not find again.

But it is also key to make that list with intelligence and know what foods are essential while the insulation lasts.

Next, we tell you what You can not miss in the refrigerator or in the cupboard for as long as we have restrictions on leaving the house.

Canned tomatoes

A good sauce gets you out of trouble (Photo Shutterstock)

They serve more than you can imagine. There’s a heap of preparations what can you do Peeled tomatoes or tomato puree are always good for cooking.

Canned vegetables and legumes

We talk about chickpeas, lentils and beans, but also of corn and beets. They last a long time packaged and serve many recipes.

Canned tuna and sardines

Actually we talk about any fish you like: mackerel, packaged anchovies, etc. Like previous foods, they also serve a lot of dishes. You can prepare empanadas, tarts, salads, sandwiches, etc.

Rice and dry pasta

Having a good supply of rice is key (Shutterstock Photo)
Having a good supply of rice is key (Shutterstock Photo)

They are one of the most essential foods in your kitchen in times of coronavirus. They are sources of carbohydrates. It is also good to keep in mind quinoa, brown rice, yamani rice, etc.

Flour

It is the product par excellence to prepare all kinds of recipes during quarantine: from your own homemade bread to pizzas and cakes.

Perishable vegetables

We are talking about potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, pumpkins and garlic. If you keep them properly, they will last you weeks and they will always take you out of the way as a complement or to flavor your preparations.

Eggs and cold cuts

Scrambled eggs: healthy and nutritious (photo Shutterstock)
Scrambled eggs: healthy and nutritious (photo Shutterstock)

They are a long-lasting source of food in the refrigerator. An omelette, a sandwich, an omelette … Infinity of ideas. Only a matter of imagination.

Frozen fish

It is great to have it on hand for any time. A tip: avoid ultra-processed fish-based foods like battered sticks or hamburgers. It is best to buy fillets of hake or other frozen white fish.

Oil

What are you going to cook all the previous foods with? A good oil will always get you out of trouble when it comes to cooking. And we are not just talking about frying. It can also be used in the oven, in the pan or in the pot.