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Nutrition staples for quarentined athletes

I recently had the honor of chatting with Haley at Live Fiesty and I provided some helpful tips for endurance athletes who may be grocery shopping under restricted conditions or with low frequency during quarantine. Here's the video to enjoy - thank you again Live Fiesty, Haley and IronWomen for the opportunity to chat!

Here are my typical kitchen staples (not limited to just the following):


  • Herbs, spices, oil, baking "stuff" 
  • Tomatoes (diced, whole, pureed, tomato sauce)
  • Beans (garbanzo, kidney, black beans, navy, chickpeas, chili beans) and lentils - canned and dry.
  • Variety of whole grains and rice (farro, quinoa, wild rice, basmati)
  • Potatoes
  • Soups. While you can make your own soup with the above ingredients, having a few cans ready to go for convenience. Semi-homemade – can of soup + fresh or frozen veggies.
  • Canned fish (tuna, salmon, sardines)
  • Canned fruits and vegetables (low sodium/sugar)
  • Fortified cereal
  • Pretzels
  • Peanut butter
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts/seeds
  • Syrup, honey
  • Shredded coconut
  • Flax seeds, chia seeds
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Pretzels, chips (ex. pita chips)
  • Chocolate
  • Bread - fresh

  • Eggs (2 dozen)
  • Dairy - cow and soy milk, yogurt, cheese, butter,
  • Meat (for Karel) - deli and raw (typically kept in freezer)
  • Waffles
  • Fruits and veggies (fresh and frozen)