Many people feel that if they are currently eating a very healthy diet consisting mainly of fresh fruits and vegetables that they will be unable to participate fully in a food storage program (or else never use the foods that they store). We have good news! There are lots of great ways you can still live a healthy lifestyle, incorporate food storage foods into your daily diet, and store the foods that you are eating every day. Fruits and vegetables can be added to your storage, through freezing, canning, dehydrating, and sprouting etc. (see links below for more details). Also, there are alternate food storage calculators for basic long term storage foods.
Healthy Food Storage Recommendations for 1 Person
300 lbs Organic Wheat
155 lbs Other Grains
50 lbs Nuts
50 lbs Seeds
75 lbs Organic Beans
60 lbs Raw Honey
20 lbs Oil (coconut oil, olive oil, wheat germ oil)
10 lbs Salt (real salt)
60 lbs Sprout Mix
5 lbs Seed Sprout mix
Garden Seeds (non hybrid)
Featured Posts on this Topic
Let’s Talk About Sprouted Wheat Bread
Julie’s introduction to sprouted wheat bread and the health benefits it offers.
Julie’s Adventures With Freezing
Freezing is probably the best form of preservation. It should be considered as a viable option for economic-type emergencies.
The Food Storage “Diet”
Jodi gives examples of how she is using food storage foods to lose her baby weight in a healthy way.
Healthy Food Storage Workshop
Julie’s summary of her learnings at a healthy food storage workshop she attended.
Healthy Food Storage + a Book Review
Details about the book “A World of Wisdom”, a cookbook full of recipes organized seasonally for ideal nutrition.
Introducing food storage into your diet
Some good tips on how to avoid diet shock when you start eating more food storage foods.
Resources and posts on how to do home canning and the benefits of learning this skill.
Resources and posts on how to dehydrate your own foods and the benefits of doing so.
Resources and posts on how to use sprouts as veggies in your food storage.