Maintaining nutritional balance during a pandemic



Fitting in healthy sources of protein that are not fried or naturally high in fat is difficult for any schedule.


No matter if you are working from home, an essential employee, or are currently home full time with a house full of children, the following are ideas on how to batch cook proteins rich foods to go along with vegetables and whole-grain sides.

Eggs

  • Hard boiled eggs. Keep in the fridge up to 3 days.

  • Baked.

  • Make egg cups (see recipe on Sharepoint)

Chicken

  • Roasted. Complete at home or grab from the store.

  • Slow-cooked and shredded.

Beef

  • Meatloaf

  • Simple ground beef. Cook once and use multiple ways

Pork

  • Pulled Pork Butt. Be sure to remove excess fat prior to cooking slowly.

  • Pulled Pork Loin. Leaner option to pork butt.

Turkey

  • Meatballs. Cooks and then freeze for an easy grab and heat protein.

  • Roasted Turkey Breast

Tips for Ordering Takeout or Delivery

*Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics*

Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help you decipher the meal delivery or take-out menu.

  • Be mindful of words that may indicate foods high in fat such as, "crunch," "crispy," "battered," "breaded," "creamy," and "cheesy." Look for words such as "grilled," "baked," "roasted," and "steamed".

  • Go for vegetables or fruit as a side when available.

  • Rethink your drink. Limit calories from sugar-sweetened beverages. Choose options like water, low-fat or fat-free milk or drinks such as unsweetened coffee or tea.

  • Be sure to ask for dressings and sauces on the side.

  • Plate it. Instead of eating out of the containers, plate your food for a more appropriate portion size with servings are large.

Northeast Family Health

1506 Crown Drive       

Kirksville, MO  63501

Phone:  (660) 627-4493

Hours: M, T, TH: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wed: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fri: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

 

Diabetes & Nutrition Center

1506 Crown Drive

Kirksville, MO  63501

Phone: (660) 627-4493,  Ext. 412

Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Edina Family Health

104 E. Jackson

Edina, MO  63537

Phone: (660) 397-3517

Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Northeast Dental 

402 W. Jefferson Suite C

Kirksville, MO  63501

Phone:  (660) 665-2741

Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Kahoka Dental 

248 N. Morgan

Kahoka, MO  63445

Phone: (660) 727-1500

Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Northeast Family Health - Milan 

52334 S. Business Highway 5

Milan, MO  63556

Phone: (660) 265-1042

Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Macon Family Health & Macon Dental

209 N. Missouri

Macon, MO  63552

Phone:  (660) 395-5045

Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

 

Northeast Behavioral Health 

1410 Crown Drive

Kirksville, MO 63501

Phone: (660) 627-3621

Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

 

OB/GYN Specialty Group 

402 W. Jefferson Suite B

Kirksville, MO 63501

Phone: (660) 665-3555

Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Kirksville Veterans Clinic

506 Rosewood Drive

Kirksville, MO 63501

Phone: (660) 627-8387

Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Northeast Pediatrics 

402 W. Jefferson Suite A

Kirksville, MO  63501

Phone:  (660) 627-2229

Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

 

Business Office

1416 Crown Drive

Kirksville, MO  63501

Phone: (660) 627-5757, Ext. 5

Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

 

Administrative Offices 

1416 Crown Drive

Kirksville, MO  63501

Phone:  (660) 627-5757 

Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C 254b, and deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S. C. 233(g)-(n)

 

Northeast Missouri Health Council is a FTCA deemed facility. Malpractice coverage is provided under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

 

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