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Friday, March 13, 2020

Basic Food Storage Tips To Get You Started


Ready to stock up for multiple days at home to help flatten the curve of the Coronavirus. It's time to head to the store and stock up wisely on the essentials you really need.

🌟Biggest tip, think about every thing you truly need --not want---for the next 2-3 weeks.

🌟 Frozen fruits and veggies are a must. They help you stay on track with your fruits and veggies. You can also blend them in a blender for an easy yummy green smoothie. Our kids love the Daily Sunshine that also has a serving of fruits and veggies in every cup. That way my kids are still getting the vitamins and minerals their bodies need.

🌟 There are some fresh veggies that last up to a month in your fridge or counter. Spaghetti squash can sit on your counter. Turnips and whole heads of cabbage will last for a month in your fridge.

🌟 Stock up on chicken, and beef, fish or tempeh. Whatever normal proteins you eat, freeze them to use for later. Also quinoa is also a great source of plant based protein. Shakeology is my easiest and fastest source for protein, vitamins and minerals to keep me on track health wise.

🌟 Shelf stable dairy is a great alternative to fresh milk. Buy cartons and keep them on the shelf until you open them up. I'm personally hoping my kids don't notice a difference. Also cheese freezes really well! Evaporated milk can also be an alternative to milk. You will need to add water to it as it's concentrated. 50:50 ratio of water to evaporated milk.

🌟 Basic essentials are a must as well. Yes, toilet paper is an essential but, you also need: toothpaste, hand soap, cleaning supplies like counter cleaner, laundry soap, dishwasher soap, over the counter medicine, feminine hygiene products and shampoo and conditioner. My tips, buy 2 of everything.

🌟 Alternative fuel sources. Keep eating at home fun and exciting with different ways to cook. We love grilling and with spring here, we can get out and grill more. Make sure you have a couple bags of charcoal. A couple cans of propane and plenty of wood to make this happen. Again, buy 2 of everything.

🌟 Last tip, make sure your cars have gas in them. Invest in a couple gas cans and fill those up just in case. You never know. But at least you will have it on hand.

BONUS: Make a plan before you head to the store so that you have a clear idea of what you are getting and have enough room to store these items.

BONUS:  Meal plan if you can and plan to make large freezable meals. I make large freezer meals but store them in my freezer in 8x8 foil pans. I only take the single 8x8 pan I need, have less leftovers and can alternate when we have the other servings so that we don't get tired of having the same thing for multiple days in a row. This allows us to have more variety without variety.


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