If you’re concerned about having healthy foods on hand while limiting your exposure to crowds, these dietitian-approved, heart-healthy recipes can all be made with shelf-stable ingredients such as:

  • Canned, frozen and dried fruits and vegetables (low or no salt and sugar options)
  • Canned meats like light tuna or white meat chicken (salt free), packed in water
  • Frozen chicken breast is safe for up to 1-year in a freezer set to zero degrees or below (store as air-tightly as possible to preserve maximum freshness)
  • Dried beans and legumes (or canned with no salt added)
  • Dried whole grains like brown rice and quinoa
  • Dried herbs and spices
  • Shelled eggs are safe 3-5 weeks and unopened egg substitute is safe up to 1 year in the refrigerator

Delicious Heart-Healthy Recipes from the American Heart Association.