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One shopping list - 12 healthy dinners for lockdown

Want to reduce your trips to the shops and still eat healthy meals? Take dietitian Orla Walsh's shopping list for two week's of easy-to-make healthy dinners

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A shopping trolley full of healthy food

A shopping trolley full of healthy food

Chicken in almond apple sauce

Chicken in almond apple sauce

Meat-free Monday

Meat-free Monday

Dietitian Orla Walsh

Dietitian Orla Walsh

Coco-noodley

Coco-noodley

Fish curry

Fish curry

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A shopping trolley full of healthy food

During this challenging time, certain foods can be hard to come by. For this reason, and to follow a more sustainable diet, it's important to focus on foods with a longer shelf life, as well as those that are in season. This will also help you to visit your local shop less, reducing your need to leave your home.

Foods that are frozen are a nutritious, convenient and often more affordable choice. Due to the longer shelf life and using what you need, they can help reduce food waste and be a more sustainable option. Another option is fruit and vegetables in a tin or jar. They too can be a nutritious option. However, it's important to watch out for added ingredients, including salt and sugar.

For fresh fruit and vegetables, focusing on in-season produce that is grown in Ireland can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food. Fruits and vegetables that are in season at the moment include leeks, pak choi, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, scallions, peppers and tomatoes, purple sprouting broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, kale, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, potatoes, rhubarb, swedes and radish.