What is the Difference Between Sanitizing and Disinfecting? Plus, What My Family Meal Plan Looks Like for This Week.

Happy Monday!  Unless you have been living under a rock you know that there is a lot of talk about this Novel Covid-19 virus.  I am paying particular attention because I work in the Health Care field, and I have CKD.  It is super important to me to keep me, my family and my patients as safe as possible.  One thing I have been stressing is disinfecting daily.

So, what is the difference between sanitizing and disinfecting?  Sanitizing is basically just a better clean than your normal clean.  It reduces the number of germs but does not eliminate germs completely.  I would say this is what any normal household does when they clean their home.  However, with this particular germ Disinfecting is more prudent.  Disinfecting eliminates all germs on a surface for a period of time.  I personally am disinfecting every day.  I will do a longer blog post on Wednesday on the different ways to accomplish this.

Do you sanitize or disinfect?  What methods do you use?

What will my family be eating this week?  Come back on Friday to see how I make each meal more CKD friendly.  I had to buy more this week than I would have liked, just to have some extra food in case anyone in my home, unfortunately, gets the new virus.  Disinfecting items are almost completely gone at stores in my area.  I will post more about this on Wednesday.  The most popular item is not the most cost-effective or efficient way to disinfect.

My menus start on Sunday and end on Saturday.

Sunday 3/7/2020:  Homemade chicken noodle soup.  This was amazing and everyone loved it.  Come back Friday to see how I adapt it for CKD.  Unfortunately, there were no leftovers.  Please note for all meals fruit is the dessert for each day.

3/8/2020:  Leftovers, or sandwiches and soup, breakfast for dinner, etc.

3/9/2020:  Italian pasta with pork ribs and broccoli.

3/10/2020:  Turkey meatballs with lemon rice and broccoli.  This is actually our wedding anniversary so we may go out to eat.  That is to be determined.  I am leary of closed places and business cleaning habits.

3/11/2020:  Pork cube steak with cheddar biscuits, green beans

3/12/2020:  Sandwich of choice and fruit, leftovers if there is any.  A garden salad is always a choice any day of the week.

3/13/2020:  BBQ pork ribs, mashed potatoes, and green salad.

Do you menu plan?  Do you have a chronic illness or special diet need?  Share in the comments how you navigate this with meals for a family.  If you would like to learn how to do this use the comment form below to send me a message for a free meet and greet.

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My name is Melissa. I am a certified Health Coach, Holistic Coach, Kidney Coach, LPN, can coach in Herbalism, Aromatherapy, Guided Imagery, am level 2 Reiki certified, and I want to be your Health and Wellness Coach. I am continually learning and taking classes to expand my knowledge base.

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