There has been a rising trend of people "Doomsday" prepping. Okay, so we all know that it is better to be safe than sorry, but exactly what are some of the foods you need in order to meet your basic nutritional needs. Not everyone has the luxury of stocking up on Twinkies and other comfort foods. Here is a list of the 5 essential foods you NEED to have in your "Doomsday" pantry. The main criteria for the food to be on the list were that it didn't require cooking, nutritional value, and shelf life.
- Peanut Butter. Peanut butter is a great source of good fats and protein. Not only that the shelf life of Peanut better can last a full year past the printed "best by date". This makes peanut butter a must have survival food
- Nuts and trail mix. Containers of trail mix and nuts are great sources of energy that are both healthy and convenient. They are rich in dietary fiber and B group vitamins. Look for vacuum-sealed packages that can keep the nuts fresh for longer.
- Canned tuna/fish. These canned meats can last up to two years on the self. This makes perfect for emergency survival kits. Not to mention a can of tuna can have nearly 25 grams of protein. This will keep your body strong and supply it with valuable macronutrients
- Granola/powers bars. These are great for quick energy. Athletes use them all the time before a workout or a race. Granola bars stay fresh for a very long time and are high in fiber. This snack is a great source of your daily carbohydrates.
- Canned soups and chilis. Canned soups and chilis can be eaten straight out of the can and can serve as entire meals. They are filling and relatively healthy, as long as you choose low-sodium options. While they aren't exactly nutritionally amazing they do provide calories and can stay on a shelf for 1 - 4 years.
Thank you for reading our post! Hope this helped you get a better understanding of the types of foods you should be stocking up on, should you decide to start prepping!
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