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10 Things

08 Feb

 

Okay, so i got sidetracked temporarily from the water storage………..but only for a moment, because I have decided to write a few lists of 10 things each! A great friend of mine is good at lists, and so am I, but I tend to lose my lists, because I am not organized…….so if I share them with you, I won’t loose them!! 🙂


So here goes……….


10 Food Storage Staples

  1. Rice is the most versatile staple in your pantry! Rice can be used for hot or cold dishes, all flavors and varieties of ethnic dishes, and combined with another protein, it will make a complete protein. It will sustain life for a long time compared with a variety of other proteins or vegetables.

  2. Pasta is definitely one of the cheapest meals you can make. Much like rice, the the options for mix and match are almost endless. It also offers the carbohydrates that we all need and crave to keep us going!

  3. Beans are really a powerhouse of nutrition. And when combined with another protein such as rice or grains, they form a complete protein needed by the body. They are relatively inexpensive to purchase, and really easy to use, once one practises just a bit. They are a great substitute for meat if you have issues with eating meat. And they are really nutritious, especially if you learn to sprout them.

  4. Rolled Oats is another grain that is so versatile. It can be used as cooked or cold cereal, mixed into cooking like meatloaf and hamburger, or used greatly in baking. It can be ground into flour and replace wheat flour in any recipe. It is very inexpensive and very nutritious, and has a long shelf life.

  5. Canned meats are fairly inexpensive, especially if you buy them in bulk when they are on sale. The are a cheap source of protein and can be used in sandwiches, casseroles, salads, and a variety of other foods. They have a fairly good shelf life and a great variety, such as tuna, ham, chicken, turkey, salmon, and others. You can can your own meats, dehydrate meats, or use other meat substitutes as well.

  6. Sugar is a must. I know some of us think we can get by without much sugar, however it is necessary in our diets, especially if we are doing our own baking and cooking from scratch. We need the calories, and we need the SWEET! It is an essential food for cooking and for comfort. Don’t underestimate the power that a variety of sugars could have. White, browns, powdered, syrups, honeys, among others are the options available out there for sugars

  7. Seasonings are important, because let’s face it, rice and beans with no flavor are going to get pretty boring after awhile. They will keep you alive, but you won’t be enjoying the journey. Dried or powdered garlic is probably one of the best and most versatile flavorings to have. Then remember some dried onions, oregano, salts, and peppers, and whatever your family’s favorites are, have a supply of them so your family can stay happy!

  8. Oil is another staple. We are always told to have this in our food storage supply. And until you do alot of baking and cooking yourself, and you all of a sudden run out, you don’t realize the value of it. It doesn’t have a really long shelf life, but is so important.  It also carries the valuable fats that your body will need when in survival mode.

  9. Powdered Milk is another essential that will offer important viatmins and nutrition, especially if you have small children. It is something that can be used as a drink, but also in so much of your baking and cooking. It is easy to hide in recipes, because when combined with other foods, people can’t “taste” it. But speaking from experience, when you use it often enough, you will get used to the taste, even the kids will drink it.

  10. Wheat is my final, but not least important item. Wheat is vital to sustaining life for a long period of time if you are actually in that type of situation. It can be used in so many ways. We think that we can only grind it into flour, but it can be used as a great meat substitute in so many ways. Wheat when sprouted is a powerhouse full of nutrition and contains all of the essential vitamins and minerals needed to survive, including being packed with vitamin C! Wheat is definitely a grain that will sustain life for a long period of time.

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