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6 Healthy Foods to Include in Your Emergency Supply

Preparing food for an emergency situation means finding foods that have a long shelf life and require little preparation. Typically people really on highly processed convenience foods to fit the bill; this is largely because they’re stocked with preservatives and stay fresh and edible for much longer than traditional emergency staples. However your emergency supply doesn’t have to be filled with foods that lack nutrients. Include these foods in your emergency stock pile of food to ensure that you have some healthy options as well:

1. Low-sodium version of canned foods.

Canned foods are a hallmark of emergency food supplies, however they are typically packed with enough sodium for an entire day, which can leave you bloated and dehydrated. Instead opt for the low-sodium versions of soups and vegetables to help cut back on your salt intake.

2. Packaged tuna, chicken, and salmon.

You can buy salmon, tuna, and chicken in cans or in vacuum-sealed pouches, and both options make excellent choices for keeping in your emergency stash. They’ll last you a long time and provide you with a healthy source of protein that will keep you fuller for longer.

3. Dried fruits.

Chips and crackers may make good snack choices when you aren’t in an (Read More....)