Food storage is essential in meal prepping especially for my family. With a baby on the way, I want to make sure that we can still eat healthy with minimal runs to the grocery store. As you saw in my last post, I talked briefly at the bottom about food storage. Food storage can mean different things to different people but as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS), we are instructed to have some sort of food storage.
“Build a small supply of food that is part of your normal, daily diet. One way to do this is to purchase a few extra items each week to build a one-week supply of food. Then you can gradually increase your supply until it is sufficient for three months. These items should be rotated regularly to avoid spoilage.”
So every week when I look through my circulars, I see if there’s anything we can stock up on that we are running low on. The big items for us are canned beans, pastas, crackers, canned fruit, freezer veggies and if meat is on sale I place that in the freezer as well.
Another way to go about food storage is canning your own fruits and veggies from a garden. Our garden isn’t big enough to can from, but it helps us cut down our spending at the grocery store.
I hope this helps those looking to meal prep and give them an idea on what they can do for food storage in the long run. Happy searching for great deals!