Purchase any comfort foods that would be pleasant to have should you be forced to live off your food storage for a long time (chocolate, pickles, spices, condiments, etc).
- Comfort foods can help ease your stress during rough times
- While not considered “life sustaining” foods, we consider them “sanity-sustaining” foods. This is especially important if you have young children. A few normal foods or delicious snacks now and then can really help a difficult situation.
- Our advice to use what you store, and store what you eat applies to comfort foods as well. Try a new thing each week or month. Some of our ideas may not be your normal treats but they are great food storage items.
Comfort Food Ideas
- Home-made popcorn in a pot
- Mashed potatoes with instant potatoes and GRAVY
- Hard Candy
- Pudding (made using dry milk)
- Granola bars
- Fruit snacks for children
- Chicken noodle soup in a can (for if you get sick)
- Condiments (ketchup, mustard, bbq sauce, salsa, pickles)
- Spices (inventory what spices you use and store an extra one or two of each)
- No-bake cookies ingredients (recipe coming soon)
- Rice Krispie Treats
- Macaroni & cheese dinners
- Chocolate and butterscotch baking chips for homemade cookies or snacking
- Peppermint tea bags
- Danish dessert (w/frozen raspberries)
- Busy Day Soup (this is a meal, but it’s dinner comfort food & easy to make)
- Homemade peach pie
- Homemade cinnamon rolls
These are all just ideas- Obviously they aren’t all that healthy, necessary to sustain life, or totally “food storage” types of foods – but hey, everyone needs a little comfort food sometimes!