This depends a bit on the setup of your boat, but we take with us what we will normally eat on land, obviously fresh is always what we want,our refrigeration
assists with some of this while our freezer
takes care of the freezable products.
alternatives exist where fresh is not possible (provided you are not too fussy).We cook daily when possible we catch fish
and other seafood, this is about 30% of the protein we eat.
For days on passage
we have preprepared things like pasta , soups that can be reheated easily or simple wraps etc
we have some (lots ) snacks also to help when you get picky dips,crisps candy and chocolate, biscuits and cakes.
Just provision with what you will eat and sit down and work out what an order for say 1 week is and then multiply it out for the weeks, we always try something new each time we shop, sometimes up to six new items and if we like them they go onto future lists, make it simple by deciding on a menu for each day of the week though, the rest gets easy, while on a trip start your next shopping
trip by making up new menu's and try them.
places have limited supplies of food
other than a few fruits and veggies, you will surprise yourself how you can make tasty meals
with some of these by adding some pantry items.
Make sure you keep plenty of non perishable items in the pantry rice,pasta,spices, salts,peppers,flours and things you can use to "spice up" some otherwise bland dishes we also stock up on cheeses that don't require refrigeration
. Canned food needs to be rotated often so get enough that can be consumed at least each 6 months (some tins tend to get rusty easily)
UHT milk and cream are good and if you have not tried them start now and acquire the taste, once you have they are very palatable, even preferred.
Plenty of excel spreadsheets exist on this forum for stocking your boat, but keep it simple at first and all will work out, we started out on pasta,steak/chicken and salad, cold meats and salad, but now bake cakes and breads along with a lot of other stuff you take for granted when land based. we actually started on land and at first had to do without if we forgot something, it soon makes you compile a list (with alternatives if that item is not available) that you take shopping
When the oven
is used we fill it with breads biscuits pastry products so we keep our energy costs down and always have fresh baked products a couple times a week .