Pandemics often come without warning. Saving some non-perishable items (or with very long expiration dates) will make you cope with less stress.
By: Lili Delgado
Make a list of everything you have and check the expiration dates every 6 to 12 months to keep food fresh. And don’t forget to always have a can opener on hand!
BASICS THAT YOU MUST HAVE IN YOUR STORAGE
1. Peanut butter
A great source of energy, healthy fats, and protein. And unless the directions say otherwise, peanut butter doesn’t need to be refrigerated after opening.
2. Crackers type
Although the wheat or whole grain versions may last less than the natural ones, the extra fiber is worth it when it comes to having a snack on hand. Consider vacuum sealing them to lengthen their freshness.
These foods are a great source of energy and are very practical as a snack. Look for containers that close tightly to prevent the nuts from rusting or getting wet.
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4. Granola bars
Healthy and filling, these portable snacks can stay fresh for up to six months. In addition, they are an excellent source of carbohydrates.
5. Dried fruits, like peaches or raisins
If you can’t get fresh fruit, this version contains potassium, fiber, nutrients, and calories.
6. Canned tuna, salmon, chicken or turkey
Canned meats are a great source of protein and can last up to 2 years in your pantry.
It may be a high carb food, but pasta is a food that will keep you satisfied, plus it can last in your pantry for months. If someone in your family has any dietary restrictions, you can opt for chickpea paste.
Like soups or beans, they are a quick and easy way to prepare a meal when you don’t have a lot of ingredients.
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