October 18, 2023
We are on to the #3 thing to store for beginning preppers and beyond.
Two essential things to remember when stocking up on food:
1. YOU are the expert for your family. No one can know as well as you can, what your family likes to eat, what you know how to cook, and what dietary restrictions your family may have. If you do not like wheat or cannot cook with wheat do not store it, which brings us to number 2.
2. Store all four food groups. You need the nutrients from all to remain healthy. Never follow online charts for storing food. You may have seen them, “for $10 a week get your three-month or year’s supply” or “this week store oatmeal and next week peanut butter, etc.”. In the end you will have food but far from a balanced diet.
Now move forward. Plan to store a one-week supply of breakfast, lunch, and dinner ingredients. Each meal should include fruit and/or veggie, protein, dairy, and grain. Be sure to include snacks and desserts in your planning. Comfort foods are a must during a time of crisis.
If you follow the plan here on the Totally Ready Facebook page or the Totally Ready blog, you will decide what to store each week within a food group. You remain in charge. Protein week you may choose to store meat, fish, beans, nuts, or nut butter, whatever protein works best for your family.