Food - Week 35: Protein
September is National Preparedness Month and that's what we've been trying to inspire you towards all year - being prepared with a growing food supply. Having food available that can be cooked, and some that doesn't need to be cooked, is truly invaluable in a time of crisis. Just ask some recent survivors from earthquakes, hurricanes, or tornados - they will attest.
This week we're stocking up on an additional 5 lbs of protein per family member. Protein is essential for proper body functions. Make sure to stock up on a variety of sources, some that don’t need cooking, because you'll want to mix it up in those tough days. Canned fish, chicken, beef, are all great sources and most people think of them first, but remember to mix in your beans, eggs, and nuts - even nut butters.