Healthy Food Storage, Book Review, Conference Discount

Julie doesn’t normally ramble… but when “Healthy Food Storage” is the topic- she does. Keep reading, the end is the best!

Remember our “Why Food Storage?” series we did awhile back. Lately I have been learning a LOT about two of the reasons for Food Storage that would surprise you. It’s not the natural disasters, economic, or even every day reasons. What I’m learning about more lately is the health benefits and religious reasons but it’s shocking to me how intertwined they actually are!

In our series we mentioned that the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints counsels it’s members to build a food storage. On our facebook discussion page, we were thrilled to hear from readers who are not members of the LDS church who likewise have been encouraged by their faith to be more prepared.

For those unfamiliar with the LDS faith the church also counsels it’s members to live by a “Word of Wisdom”. A lot of people know the Word of Wisdom to be abstaining from alcohol, cigarettes and other harmful substances. What a lot of people don’t know however is it also has nutrition guidelines. The doctrine states to eat fruits in their season, eat meat sparingly, and that grain is the staff of life. Whether members or not, these are some great guidelines.

In an attempt to eat more aligned with these guidelines I have been learning so much about healthy eating and I’m so excited to share them with you – but one thing at a time – first up is this cookbook.

“A World Of Wisdom” by Amy Cox Jones is a cookbook full of recipes organized seasonally! She goes through each season, Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring (and has a year round section) and gives you recipes for meals that use foods that are in season. Not only is this cost effective, but it also is good for you – did you know that a lot of foods provide you with certain nutrients that are needed for that time of year. She also gives you tips on how to start eating healthier.

What I liked most about this cook book is that I actually know what the ingredients are! Often times healthy cookbooks have all these ingredients that intimidate me. She also uses wheat berries in some of the recipes – which is great for people without grinders. Oh and there is a section on basics with milks, sauces, and dressings that are healthy and easy to make! Here is a recipe Amy told me was one of her family favorites (it’s “healthy” for a dessert at least):

1/2 cup of honey
1/2 cup of almond butter
1/2 cup of peanut butter
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1/2 cup grain sweetened chocolate chips
3 1/2 cup whole grain cereal (like crispy brown rice, puffed wheat etc)

Combine honey and nut butters in a large pan and heat on low until melted. Add vanilla. Separately combine cereal and chocolate chips. Pour cereal mixture into honey mixture and stir well to coat. Pack tightly into a 7 x 11 pan, cool and cut into squares. You may have to adjust cereal measurement to get the bar consistency just right.

To learn more about the book and to order, go to the website or order directly from Amazon.com.

While I have loved going through Amy’s book, and her site… I am even more excited about an LDS Holistic Living conference she is organizing. I mentioned on our Facebook how excited I was about this conference because one of the classes is a HEALTHY FOOD STORAGE CLASS! Let’s be honest, I know how to make tons of cakes, and cookies with my storage, but there is still a lot to learn about some of the healthier sides of food storage. Other classes include: homeopathic 72 hour kit, the hows and whys of backyard egg production, essential oils, vaccination, understanding herbal meds, cold is the cure, pain relief w/out meds.

I will be there and think you should be too! The website for the conference is here. The early bird registration expired yesterday, but she’s going to let OUR READERS still in for the early bird price (which is $47 instead of $60). To get this price, after you click submit on the registration page – there is a link that says “click here if you have a coupon” – It will ask for a password. The password is: nogreenjellohere (no spaces). Once you’ve put the password in, you’ll get to the payment page.

*Please Note: We are not affiliated with the conference – or the cookbook – I just am that excited about all the new stuff I’m learning! (We do make a tiny commission if you purchase the book through our Amazon link though)


  • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

    We don't have much experience with these alternate foods, but someone posted a recipe for how to make rice milk out of regular rice which seems like it would work instead of powdered rice milk. The recipe was posted at our facebook fan page wall at http://facebook.com/foodstoragemadeeasy

  • Helen

    I have bought powdered soy milk that is pretty decent. It's not as good as the fresh soy milk we like, but then powdered milk isn't is good as fresh milk either. It is called Morning Moo soy milk powder. I bought it at Macey's grocery store in Utah; I don't know if it's available by mail-order.

  • http://www.phil4.com Ann

    I'm in Texas and thus unable to attend in Utah..I've been trying to “fix” my food storage to accomodate my family that only eats meat 2x a week and doesn't use any dairy or eggs. I need dehydrated soy margarine, and powdered soy and rice milk. Anyone know where or if I can get these items?

  • http://www.phil4.com Ann

    I’m in Texas and thus unable to attend in Utah..I’ve been trying to “fix” my food storage to accomodate my family that only eats meat 2x a week and doesn’t use any dairy or eggs. I need dehydrated soy margarine, and powdered soy and rice milk. Anyone know where or if I can get these items?

    • Helen

      I have bought powdered soy milk that is pretty decent. It’s not as good as the fresh soy milk we like, but then powdered milk isn’t is good as fresh milk either. It is called Morning Moo soy milk powder. I bought it at Macey’s grocery store in Utah; I don’t know if it’s available by mail-order.

    • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

      We don’t have much experience with these alternate foods, but someone posted a recipe for how to make rice milk out of regular rice which seems like it would work instead of powdered rice milk. The recipe was posted at our facebook fan page wall at http://facebook.com/foodstoragemadeeasy

  • Kathy

    I am so excited to learn more about “healthy, holistic, cooking” thank you for adding this sight. I too wish I could be in Utah! Please share all the info from the conference…

  • Kathy

    I am so excited to learn more about “healthy, holistic, cooking” thank you for adding this sight. I too wish I could be in Utah! Please share all the info from the conference…

  • Marianne

    Thank you for the “healthy stuff” info. I too have been learning more about natural remedies and healthier cooking. I can't wait to order the cookbook!

  • Marianne

    Thank you for the “healthy stuff” info. I too have been learning more about natural remedies and healthier cooking. I can’t wait to order the cookbook!

  • http://twitter.com/GH26 Georgina

    I love learning about your faith as much as I love learning about food storage! Sounds like a great cookbook I am off to order it! I wish we had conferences like this in the UK

  • Jennifer

    I wish I lived in UT so I could go. Please tell us everything you learn about the healthy food storage and homeopathic 72-hour kits, please!

  • http://twitter.com/GH26 Georgina

    I love learning about your faith as much as I love learning about food storage! Sounds like a great cookbook I am off to order it! I wish we had conferences like this in the UK

  • Jennifer

    I wish I lived in UT so I could go. Please tell us everything you learn about the healthy food storage and homeopathic 72-hour kits, please!

  • Jayne

    Please continue on with the “healthy stuff”. I feel that food storage and healthy living compliment each other and I'm glad that you are exploring this option. In our family we are trying to make both of these things (food storage and healthy living) a priority. Thanks for all the info!!

  • Jayne

    Please continue on with the “healthy stuff”. I feel that food storage and healthy living compliment each other and I’m glad that you are exploring this option. In our family we are trying to make both of these things (food storage and healthy living) a priority. Thanks for all the info!!

  • mrspear

    Had to laugh when you said you were happy to find people who are not LDS building a food storage – I would be one of those!

    To me it just seems common sense! Our family lives in an area where we can get earthquakes, ice storms, and life in general, who doesn't want to be prepared for that? Plus both our girls have had health issues that have required hospital visits, so it was nice to have one less thing to worry about! (They are both healthy now!)

    I just ordered black beans this week, and picked up pinto beans and rice at Costco. Slowly making progress….

    And in the interest if being healthier just got our first organic CSA box yesterday!

  • Helen

    Wish I lived in Utah! That sounds really exciting.

  • Anonymous

    Had to laugh when you said you were happy to find people who are not LDS building a food storage – I would be one of those!

    To me it just seems common sense! Our family lives in an area where we can get earthquakes, ice storms, and life in general, who doesn’t want to be prepared for that? Plus both our girls have had health issues that have required hospital visits, so it was nice to have one less thing to worry about! (They are both healthy now!)

    I just ordered black beans this week, and picked up pinto beans and rice at Costco. Slowly making progress….

    And in the interest if being healthier just got our first organic CSA box yesterday!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=711307287 Denise Steffens Brooman

    The conference sounds awesome. We are not lucky enough in Missouri to have that kind of thing. We already raise chickens for eggs, but the other stuff sounds so interesting. I can't wait to hear all about it!

  • Helen

    Wish I lived in Utah! That sounds really exciting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=711307287 Denise Steffens Brooman

    The conference sounds awesome. We are not lucky enough in Missouri to have that kind of thing. We already raise chickens for eggs, but the other stuff sounds so interesting. I can’t wait to hear all about it!