How to Eat Healthy During Quarantine

I know that eating healthy right now is probably the last thing on your mind as you struggle to find the foods you want at the grocery store. But before you make yet ANOTHER batch of chocolate chip cookies (provided your grocery store had flour in stock this week), check out these healthy foods that the whole family can enjoy.

Woodridge Snacks 
What it is: Woodridge Snacks' new line of premium dried fruits and snacks fuse culinary tastes from around the world into naturally wholesome, plant-based vegan treats. There are five selections, each of which are offered in a variety of flavors: Tempura Seaweed Chips, Ginger Chews (which are also gluten-free), Mochi Rice Nuggets (also gluten-free), Fruit Filled Crisps, and Sticky Rice Chips (also gluten-free).

Why you'll like it: These non-GMO creations come in the perfect size for snacking and contain no artificial flavors or colors. My favorites were the Mochi Rice Nuggets in teriyaki and Tempura Seaweed Chips in Hickory BBQ.

Pure Synergy
What it is: Pure Synergy's Superfood Powders are an easy way to enhance and boost your health. Available in Beet Juice Powder, Blue-Green Algae Powder, and Carrot Juice Powder, among others, they are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, and kosher. They are easy to use, too. Just mix with some water or add to your favorite smoothie.

Why you'll like it: I had a lot of fun experimenting with adding these powders to my diet. I used the Beet Juice Powder in pancakes and cookies, which gave them a beautiful red color, as well as helped me get folate, potassium, betaine, betacyanins, phenols, and naturally occurring healthy nitrates.

What it is: If you saw my review of Veestro a few days ago, you already know that it's a meal delivery service that brings plant-based food right to your doorstep. There are lots of delicious meals to choose from, and they're all ready-made. Just pop them in the oven or microwave when you're ready to eat.

Why you'll like it: You never know what the grocery stores are going to have right now, so Veestro makes it easy for you to stick to your vegan or dairy-free diet. No trip to the supermarket required!

Lucky Bar
What it is: These protein bars are designed to appeal to even the pickiest of eaters. So if you're worried about your kid getting enough protein, know that each Lucky Bar has more protein than two large eggs. They're also low-carb, low-sugar, low-sodium, and low-fat.

Why you'll like it: I've got to be honest - my 4-year-old tried the Pirate Peanut Butter Chocolate flavor, and she did NOT like it. So I ended up eating the rest of it and the other two flavors we received. My favorite was definitely the Chocolate Campfire flavor with SpongeBob SquarePants on the package. This is one food you won't mind finishing off your kid's plate!

What it is: Need a fun way to get kids to eat fruit or veggies? The Skercle can solve that problem with its design that merges a skewer with a circle. Unlike a traditional skewer, there are no sharp ends. And the built-in handle makes it easy for kids as young as 3 to hold while they eat.

Why you'll like it: These are easy for kids to hold and come in a variety of colors. When my daughter saw her Skercle for the first time, she was eager to use it, so I put some strawberries on it and she ate them up! This is the same kid who last year, after going strawberry picking, said, "I don't like strawberries." So I'd say the Skercle is totally worth it. I'm looking forward to using it for summertime kebabs.

AYO Almond Yogurt
What it is: This dairy-free yogurt comes in strawberry, vanilla, blueberry, and peach. Made of non-GMO organic almonds and all organic fruits, AYO Almond Yogurt is also gluten-free and soy-free.

Why you'll like it: It tastes delicious and would make a light and healthy snack! Mix it up in your morning smoothie, top it with granola for lunch (as I did), or dip fresh fruit in it. However you enjoy it, you know you're getting a probiotic- and nutrient-rich treat.