Shopping Patterns are Adapting
Week of April 13, 2020
CLE’s are managing a need for frugality with their healthy lifestyle goals. Not compromising values in a world of change.
Grocery Shopping Adaptations
- Participants pride themselves on planning ahead to feel prepared. Specifically, people in rural areas already have limited access to grocery stores, have been doing this for their families
- Pandemic shopping makes people relate more to their grandparents and understand their behaviors which were developed during the Great Depression.
- Learning tips and tricks to be thrifty while still maintaining a healthy diet/lifestyle.
Shopping is a way to “take control”
- Shelf stable items make people feel safe as they don’t need to leave their house as often
- Stocking up on basic staples give people security they can take care of their family
- Cleaning supplies/ vitamins/ medicine/ fruits/ vegetables to feel pro-active
- Turning to specific foods for comfort
- Dessert indulgences such as candy, cakes, donuts, ice cream
- Nostalgic foods such as mac n’ cheese, PB& J
- Heartier foods such as stews, roasts, pastas
The CLE Community reacted to an article on “Grocery Rules for Your Coronavirus Lockdown….”(1)
“I do freeze fresh berries after washing and letting them dry. I do a lot of chickpeas for snacking, like garlic parmesan, hot chili, honey and BBQ. I do a lot of soups so always have black beans, chickpeas, peas, kidney beans, northern beans, black-eyed peas for the soups chilis, or bean dishes with tomatoes or something else thrown in that I may have. Lately we have been experimenting with tuna for patties, like the other night…tuna and zucchini patties with parmesan cheese and chili powder. So, I agree with the article there are things people can buy without cleaning off the shelves.”
For some reason we seem to think if we need something, just make a quick trip to the store & pick up a few things which can sometimes be very expensive in add-on(s). From my perspective, we are not only making History, we are living/experiencing History firsthand. Overall I enjoyed the article & I hope it helps people believe that there is a light @ the end of the tunnel