Hurricane Is Coming What Do I Eat?
Just because a hurricane is coming doesn’t mean that you have to blow your diet. Of course, it’s a good reason to, but you don’t have to.
If a hurricane hits, you need to plan on having at least 3 days of food and water, per person, if not more. The last time we had a hurricane, we didn’t have power for a week. Luckily, my freezer kept everything pretty well frozen. We ate steaks and chicken on the grill and didn’t go hungry.
But, you can’t count on that. We got lucky: when Wilma hit, the weather was cool and this helped immensely.
Hurricane time is canned food time. Yum. Luckily, I have no problems eating things right out of the can. Eating beans out of a can has actually saved me from blowing my diet, when I get to that “if I don’t eat now I’ll die” point and instead of proceeding to eat everything I could get my hands on, a can of beans stopped this process.
So, get a bunch of canned stuff.
In the bean department, I would get several cans of
blackbeans (don’t forget the salsa! that will keep for a few days with no refrigeration)
You choose whatever bean you like.
I love canned green beans, and eat them now as a snack.
Peas (not my favorite but hey! it’s a veggie)
Beets – as long as they don’t have high fructose corn syrup, pickled, or not.
Pickles (hamburger chips and no sugar added bread and butter chips)
Hearts of Palm
Fresh Fruit (whatever keeps the best)
You can get canned chicken or tuna, but I don’t like either one of them so unless the rest of the family wants them, I personally skip the canned meat.
You can get lunchmeat turkey, or turkey ham, but if you don’t have ice, it’ll go bad.
Other Food You Can’t Live Without
Whole wheat bread
Triscuits – these are 100% whole wheat
Peanuts, or your favorite nut. Nuts fill you up and are good for you.
Peanut Butter – mainly for everyone else in the family, but if you were to have a peanut butter sandwich it probably
wouldn’t kill you. Just watch how much you use.
Whole wheat pasta or brown rice – providing you have a gas burner, you can cook them. Only thing is, you may not be able to save them because you have no ice.
Cereal – whatever you can eat dry and no high fructose corn syrup – if you don’t have ice, ya can’t use milk (I won’t go near the powdered stuff).
Olive oil pam and butter flavor pam – you want to keep the grease level down as low as possible for easy cleanup. (No hot water. And if you have a tank of hot water, well you want to save that for showers. The heck with the dishes!)
The good thing about the above selection is that people in their right minds don’t go for this kind of stuff – they’re busy
stocking up on junk food, as a rule not thinking about eating healthy, and there is plenty available, even if you go last minute
shopping. Which I don’t recommend.