BabyStep 3: Three Month Food Supply (revised)

In order to get your ready for the Seven Day Challenge, we are going through revising and cleaning up all our BabySteps. We created the BabySteps to break down the vast amount of information in the “food storage world” when we first got started last summer. From the BabySteps, we developed the BabySteps Checklists as a way to split up the 10 steps over a one year period.

We decided it would be good to revise each BabyStep as part of our Summer Crash Course. So jump in and get started … it’s not too late! This week we are covering BabyStep 3: Three Month Food Supply (click here to view the full step)

  • ADDED ADDITIONAL features to the 3 month food supply spreadsheet!
    • Common Foods Sheet included on spreadsheet!
    • Non-Food Items Sheet included on spreadsheet!
  • EXTRA tutorial video for additional features in the excel plan (includes instructions on how to update your spreadsheet if you have already completed the current one.
  • Added a link to our sister site who has great tips on buying your 3 month food supply.

Food Storage and Money Savings

Stay tuned for a more advanced post on this topic coming later this week


  • DianneAK

    Hi – I just downloaded the .xls food calculator and LOVE IT!!! Combined with Crystal's food storage cookbook, which I just received from Amazon.com, our family is well on our way to getting this whole project organized. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your hard work and business efforts.

    I do have two comments on the spreadsheet – 1) black text on purple background is REALLY hard to read for those of us with poor eyesite and less than fabulous computer monitors (dinner); 2) I would love to see a fourth area beyond breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks (maybe “other”). I found that I just don't have enough room to put in all of the recipes I rotate with food storage items. I make a lot of my own mixes to then use in multiple recipes (i.e., oatmeal mix, biscuit mix) so the mix itself becomes a food storage item, but I also need to store and track the items I need to make the mix. Right now the mixes are taking up snack slots I really need. Plus, I have several side dishes that I need to track ingredients for – just need more room! I guess this just goes to show you how phenomenal the spreadsheet is – it really works! Also, something you all are most likely aware of already but I thought I'd mention just because . . . your target market, particularly in these times, includes many of us who are not LDS. We, too, appreciate your products & expertise. Keep up the good work and congratulations on a brilliant business idea!

  • Anonymous

    Hi – I just downloaded the .xls food calculator and LOVE IT!!! Combined with Crystal’s food storage cookbook, which I just received from Amazon.com, our family is well on our way to getting this whole project organized. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your hard work and business efforts.

    I do have two comments on the spreadsheet – 1) black text on purple background is REALLY hard to read for those of us with poor eyesite and less than fabulous computer monitors (dinner); 2) I would love to see a fourth area beyond breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks (maybe “other”). I found that I just don’t have enough room to put in all of the recipes I rotate with food storage items. I make a lot of my own mixes to then use in multiple recipes (i.e., oatmeal mix, biscuit mix) so the mix itself becomes a food storage item, but I also need to store and track the items I need to make the mix. Right now the mixes are taking up snack slots I really need. Plus, I have several side dishes that I need to track ingredients for – just need more room! I guess this just goes to show you how phenomenal the spreadsheet is – it really works! Also, something you all are most likely aware of already but I thought I’d mention just because . . . your target market, particularly in these times, includes many of us who are not LDS. We, too, appreciate your products & expertise. Keep up the good work and congratulations on a brilliant business idea!

  • DianneAK

    Hi – I just downloaded the .xls food calculator and LOVE IT!!! Combined with Crystal's food storage cookbook, which I just received from Amazon.com, our family is well on our way to getting this whole project organized. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your hard work and business efforts.

    I do have two comments on the spreadsheet – 1) black text on purple background is REALLY hard to read for those of us with poor eyesite and less than fabulous computer monitors (dinner); 2) I would love to see a fourth area beyond breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks (maybe “other”). I found that I just don't have enough room to put in all of the recipes I rotate with food storage items. I make a lot of my own mixes to then use in multiple recipes (i.e., oatmeal mix, biscuit mix) so the mix itself becomes a food storage item, but I also need to store and track the items I need to make the mix. Right now the mixes are taking up snack slots I really need. Plus, I have several side dishes that I need to track ingredients for – just need more room! I guess this just goes to show you how phenomenal the spreadsheet is – it really works! Also, something you all are most likely aware of already but I thought I'd mention just because . . . your target market, particularly in these times, includes many of us who are not LDS. We, too, appreciate your products & expertise. Keep up the good work and congratulations on a brilliant business idea!