Rainy Day Foods

Emergency Food Storage Tips & Recipes

  1. What Foods Can You Pack When Airport Meals Aren’t Your Thing?

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash   It’s no wonder that most airlines recommend that you arrive at the airport two or three hours prior to your flight… waiting times can be long, with airports like JFK in New York City having a combined security and passport control wait time of around 50 minutes! Of course, if you have...
  2. Winter Cooking: Making Comfort Food for Cold and Uncomfortable Times

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Andy Hay on Unsplash   When it's cold outside and times are tough, people naturally turn to food to improve their mood. In fact, according to a recent survey, 81 percent of Americans agree that eating their preferred comfort food would make them feel better. During the winter season, our bodies crave hot and indulgent meals...
  3. Should You Stockpile Food?

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson   Norway is going to spend $6 million annually to stockpile grains saying that the pandemic, war in Europe, and climate change have made it necessary to do so. If a country is stockpiling food, one wonders whether households should also  store food in the event of emergencies. Granted that governments stockpile to access a 3-month food supply for its people...
  4. Which Dehydrated Foods Can Help You Fight Inflammation?

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Polina Tankilevitch: https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-assorted-fruits-on-wooden-tray-3872416/   The word “inflammation” may conjure up images of a swollen toe or your cheeks after a wisdom tooth extraction, but there is a far more deadly type of inflammation that can often go unnoticed and it is the cause of 50% of all deaths worldwide. Chronic inflammation is the mechanism behind...
  5. Camping Food Ideas: Dehydrated Foods Your Trip Won’t Be Complete Without

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Polina Tankilevitch: https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-assorted-fruits-on-wooden-tray-3872416/   Nutritious, delicious, and lightweight, dehydrated foods are a great choice for your next camping trip. In fact, “dehydrated vegetables retain 100% of the calorie content of fresh vegetables while only taking up half of the space”, LiveStrong reveals. So, if you’ve been stressing about planning camping meals, look no further: dehydrated food...
  6. Staying Healthy On A Liquid Diet Recommended For Gastrointestinal Disease

    Photo by Bruno Scramgnon: https://www.pexels.com/photo/watermelon-shake-filled-glass-cup-beside-sliced-watermelon-fruit-on-brown-surface-1337825/ Contributed by Jennifer Dawson   Going on a liquid diet when you’re in the middle of a gastrointestinal disease (GI) flare-up is a great way to prevent dehydration and heal your body. Meanwhile, snacking on freeze dried foods, such as pineapple, diced chicken, and cauliflower will boost your nutrient levels as you recover. Between...
  7. The Importance of Water Storage

    Water storage is a very important part of emergency preparedness. An individual can survive without food for a few weeks, but without water they would only survive a few days. So, an extra supply of water is a MUST for emergency survival and preparedness. The recommended amount of water to store for one person is at least one gallon per...
  8. HOW TO BUILD AN EMERGENCY AND FOOD STORAGE SUPPLY

    Build Your Food Storage You may be wondering why you should store food or other items “just-in-case” there’s an emergency. Many of us have a difficult time imagining the type of situation that would require emergency preparedness items or dehydrated and/or freeze dried food, especially if we have never experienced an emergency situation that would have used such items...
  9. Slash Food Waste, Slash Water Waste With Dehydrated Food

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Around 40% of food in the United States goes to waste every year — that’s around 400 pounds of food annually per person. And, since food also has a water footprint, water waste is also intertwined with food waste. In fact, the average individual in the U.S. wastes at least 26,500 gallons of water every year simply...
  10. Debunking Myths about Dehydrated Food

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson   Photo by Muyuan Ma on Unsplash One of the main reasons why dehydrated foods are chosen by so many families across the globe is because dehydrated foods can be preserved for a long period of time without any refrigeration—as found in the 2022 Dehydrated Food Market Size report. Take blueberries—a juicy fruit that is only harvested...

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