“Store what you eat and eat what you store”. This advice is as good now as it was when my grandmother said it. I was raised with the idea that your food storage should be made up of the foods you like to eat now. An emergency will be stressful enough on your family. This isn’t the time to start making every meal with the 500 lbs. of wheat you have stored. Storing a wide variety of foods will help keep your family healthy and happy.
Rotating your food storage is the best way to keep it fresh and learn how to incorporate it into your daily life. I try to make one meal each week that uses food storage ingredients. We pick a recipe as a family. Usually it is one that we already love. Then I substitute some of the ingredients with dehydrated
or freeze dried
foods. If possible I make it completely from food storage (we have a great YouTube channel
, where our resident cook, Grant, shows you how easy it is to make delicious recipes exclusively from food storage). I’ve made mistakes along the way: apparently my family does NOT like split peas, but they love freeze dried spinach! These experiments have helped me create the best food storage for my family.
I keep all of the recipes we have tried in my Food Storage Binder. If it ever became necessary for us to rely completely on our storage I feel confident that I can make meals my family will love.