How to survive food shortages | Corona Virus survival guide.
Let me start by saying i by no means believe any one should hoard or go crazy panic buying , but it is sensible to be prepared, you should store foods with longer sell by dates , which will be healthier all around and long term should a quarantine or food shortage come around.
Lets start with basics! .
Stay away from processed foods they are over priced, take up to much storage room and hold more bad nutritional values than good.
- The average man needs - 2500 calories a day just to maintain there body weight,
- The average women needs 2000 calories.
What is nutrition?
'The process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.'
There are seven major classes of nutrients which most people would probably of heard of .
carbohydrates, fats, fiber, minerals, protein, vitamins, and water.
A great source of energy, peanut butter is chock-full of healthful fats and protein.
Crackers are a good replacement for bread and make a fine substitute when making sandwiches. Due to their higher fat content, whole-wheat or whole-grain crackers have a shorter shelf life than their plain counterparts (check the box for expiration dates
Nuts and trail mixes
Stock up on these high-energy foods—they’re healthful and convenient for snacking during any lock down. Look for vacuum-packed containers, which prevent the nuts from oxidizing and losing their freshness.
Choose multigrain cereals that are individually packaged so they don’t become stale after opening
Dried fruits, such as apricots and raisins
In the absence of fresh fruit, these healthy snacks offer potassium and dietary fiber.
Canned tuna, salmon, chicken, or turkey
Generally lasting at least two years in the pantry, canned meats provide essential protein.
Top tips to get through a food shortage-
- learn to cook ! So many people don't have the basic skills how to cook basic recipes from scratch using the above basic ingredients
- plan your meals for the week , it will save you money when shopping and time when cooking as you can share the ingredients over different meals.
- cook in bulk and portion meals out then freeze for another day.
- i will update this nutrition blog weekly and will add low budget healthy ideas and recipes.