Pandemic stock-up: essentials I’m buying online these days

I’ve been writing a great deal about how the Covid Pandemic has impacted people’s food shopping habits and product availability. You can click here to see a roundup of my posts. With low-salt products disappearing from mainstream supermarket shelves these days, I’ve been forced to do more shopping online.

Shipping charges generally make online shopping more expensive, so I’ve responded by buying non-perishable items in bulk. Here’s a look at items I have now — a six-bottle case of Mrs. Dash salt-free teriyaki sauce and Mrs’ Dash sloppy Joe, taco and fajita seasoning packets.

I have stocked up on some items I found locally, like Localfolks low-salt, low-sugar ketchup and barbecue sauces. One Whole Foods in my area carries Localfolks, I’m hoping it doesn’t stop any time soon.

You can also see a giant box of low-salt crackers from Costco.

I wrote some tips for bulk storage back in December, you can review those by clicking here.

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  1. John I so appreciate your emails, my husband is a diabetic with high blood pressure..so no salt, no sugar and as few carbs as possible. As you know trying to cook w verity is very difficult with those restrictions. You have provided us with so many great low salt flavors. We love mrs dash teriyaki sauce for beef and broccoli and cashew chicken. Lately I have been enjoying the mrs dash fajita, meatloaf and sloppy joes packets. he is now also able to enjoy salads again w your suggestion of the farmer boy salad dressing. I even marinate chicken stripes in farmer boy Greek and bake it w fresh parm. I found what works best for our life style is to buy and cook in bulk and then I put about a cup of food into rubber maid sandwich containers, freezing individual helpings has taken the guess work out of meal time and we have no waste. As a rule I have about 10-12 different meal options in the freezer at any one time. Most of the ingredients are fresh, however I stock up on cans of low salt tomatoes and olives. I just wanted to encourage you on your pursuit of a healthier lifestyle and let you know how much of a difference you have made in our everyday lives. Thank you for taking the time to share, you really are making a difference.

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words, they came at a perfect time when I was feeling very adrift and unsure about what impact, if any, I was having on people in these difficult times.

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