i don’t eat meat or chicken or fish due to the fact i cant afford it. The good news is that all of my blood work came back perfect and i told the nurse it wasn’t my results. It was then i realized i was in better health than before. I still use the MH meals but it is not like eating a steak or burger, because there is not that much meat in there. I eat nuts, p nut butter, beans, quinoa and TVP for protein. Thanks beprepared.
Just wanted to point out to Margaret and Linda that there are TVP/vegetarian meat substitutes that would work for any of those recipes. I buy a ton of it to help give the impression of eat. It’s pennies to the dollar compared to the real meats, even here at EE.
I actually have a hard time finding entrees that contain real meat, and it’s one of the reasons I like the Emergency Essentials Provident Pantry brand – they typically had options for both meat and a no-meat version. I can pull meat out to boost the dogs’ protein (we also do eggs for extra dog protein) or leave it in for us, or I can "dilute" the meat-containing alfredo or beef stew with no-meat alfredo or the veg soup or soup veggie mixes.
I love some of the expansions and changes, but miss being able to ID the small cans at a glance and would love some of the less-normal pantry grains (quinoa, buckwheat, millet, couscous).
That oriental salad looks fantastic!
Personally, I would like to see more meat (no pork) and vegetable entrees instead of all the noodles and rice. I’m a low-carb eater and so are most of my friends and relatives.
Noted! We’ll work on getting some lean protein and veggie-focused entrees. Thanks for your input! Any particular favorites you’d like to see made from food storage?
Add me as someone who agrees with Linda’s desire for more vegetarian offerings. Though I am not a vegetarian, I believe strongly that active, observant members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints should be eating vegetarian meals MOST OF THE TIME if they are following the Word of Wisdom, and using meat sparingly when/if they do. Add to that the fact that the times I have needed my food storage the most (though I also incorporate it in everyday meals) were when we were going through lean financial times when meat, particularly expensive freeze-dried meat, would not be a wise use of limited funds. In addition to legumes, fruit and vegetables, homemade bread, hot cereals and homemade granola (with dairy or non-dairy milks,) using homemade seitan and, perhaps, something like freeze-dried tofu would be more our style in an emergency.
Thanks for the tips. I pass on the idea for vegetarian options to my supervisors to see what can be done. Also, we now offer pet food for long term storage! Here’s a link to the product page http://beprepared.com/gourmet-freeze-dried-pet-food-large-can.html?&sc=BLOG&oc=BP0001B936 Check it out to see if you like it for your dog.
With the advise to eat meat sparingly, as a vegetarian I find it difficult to understand why so many prepared quick meals have meat included. Just a thought! :) Also I would like to plan for my dogs emergency food & want to know if you had considered offering something in a dog food.