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Supermarket shopping list for a potential second lockdown - a helpful guide

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Megan Bull
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Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many families are trying to limit the number of times they physically visit the supermarket. With more people across the country putting more thought than ever into their weekly shops - it's almost become a military operation! To help you plan your next supermarket trip or food delivery in the coming months, we've created a complete shopping list of all the essentials you should be buying. From fresh foods and household staples to young children and pets, this roundup will help you to tick all the boxes.

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Fresh food

Make sure to grab some fresh food for the week, so that you can make plenty of tasty meals for you and yours. In particular, try and grab some fruit and veg to maintain optimum vitamin and mineral levels. 

1) Milk 

2) Juices 

3) Butter

4) Meat 

5) Fish

6) Fruit 

7) Vegetables 

8) Bread 

9) Cheese

10) Salad

11) Eggs

12) Yoghurt

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Store cupboard 

Store cupboard foods can go a long way - whether you’re looking for tinned tomatoes to make a homemade sauce or baked beans to add to your morning slice of toast, we’ve got you covered. 

13) Tinned tomatoes

14) Soups 

15) Sauces

16) Jams and spreads

17) Breakfast Cereals 

18) Rice

19) Pasta

20) Noodles

21) Pulses 

22) Condiments

23) Coffee

24) Tea

25) Sugar 

26) Flour

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Frozen Foods 

Sometimes it’s easier to stick some frozen food in the oven and have an easy night in, free from stress. If you’re running low on fresh foods, these frozen options will keep you going. 

27) Pizza

28) Chips 

29) Frozen vegetables 

30) Frozen fruit 

31) Frozen fish 

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With everyone at home, why not indulge in a little spring clean? Tidy kitchen, tidy mind! 

32) Bin bags

33) Kitchen roll 

34) Foil

35) Dishwasher tablets

36) Washing up liquid

37) Washing powder

38) Fabric softener

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All the essentials to help you get out of your pyjamas and leave you feeling fresh and clean.

39) Toilet roll

40) Toothpaste

41) Soap

42) Shampoo 

43) Conditioner 


45) Sanitary products

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Baby and toddler

Keep your little ones feeling comfortable with these baby and toddler specific items.

46) Nappies/ underwear

47) Nappy bags

48) Wet wipes

49) Dummies or comforters

50) Clothes

51) Specific toiletries for children such as sensitive shampoo

52) Bottle sterilising products

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Everything you’ll need to keep your furry friends happy as can be.

53) Pet food

54) Poo bags 

55) Treats

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Non-essential treats

For anyone desperate to indulge a craving. Why not plan a movie night-in with a buttery bowl of popcorn and chocolate to match? 

56) Chocolate

57) Wine

58) Beer

59) Biscuits 

56) Soft drinks 

60) Crisps

61) Popcorn

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