If you are reading this, then you or someone else you know has diabetes, and you’re looking to build food storage or stockpile. It can be hard. Especially when all the lists out there include wheat, dairy, or other items which don’t work well for your diet. I mean, when you think “food storage,” you think “bread”? At least I do.
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How to Start a Food Storage with Diabetes
I’m going to let you in on a little secret, food storage doesn’t have to be hard whether you have diabetes, food sensitivites or anything else.
Wanna know why?
Are you making and eating meals now which fit with your special diet?
If so, then you can do food storage.
Food Storage for Diabetes
1. Make a list of meals
The first thing you want to do is make a list of some of your favorite meals (which follow a healthy diabetic diet). I recommend starting with 7 meals, preferably the same time frame. Like 7 breakfasts or 7 dinners.
2. List out ingredients
Second, you want to make a list of every ingredient in all those meals. Put a star by those ingredients which are fresh and need to be converted into shelf-stable (such as broccoli to dehydrated or freeze-dried broccoli).
3. Start shopping
Now that you have a list of everything you need for those recipes, you want to multiply for how much you need. For example, lets say you picked 7 breakfasts. Multiply all the ingredients for all those recipes by 4, to have enough breakfast to last you one; month.
Finally, with your master list of how much you need of everything, then you can start shopping. Be sure to look at various prices when shopping for bulk cans. This post will help you understand what to compare when purchasing #10 cans.
A few things to know…
- If you are currently eating meals that fit with your diet, then you are 100% able to build food storage around those meals, recipes, and diet.
- It does take planning, math, and some time to convert the recipes over, but is 100% worth it when you know you have food storage that you can eat, and won’t spike your sugars.
- If you are looking for a more simplified system, I have a Food Storage Master class that teaches you exactly how to do those 3 steps above. Step by step, helping you find the best recipes to convert, cheat sheets to make the conversions easy, and even a “food storage brain” which will do all the math for you. Click here to learn more about the Food Storage Master Class
Ideas of what food store well
Now before I tell you what type of “diabetic friendly” food store well, I want to be very clear you under stand this.
Only store food you eat, enjoy, and know-how to cook with.
Some “non-perishable” foods which work well for a diebetic diet include:
- dried/canned chickpeas, lentils,
- canned tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, peas
- peanut butter, nut butter
- canned salmon, chicken, tuna
- chia seeds
- freeze-dried cauliflower or broccoli
- oats or quinoa
- dehydrated and crushed into powder greens
- dark chocolate
- olive oil
- beans and brown rice
- freeze-dried or dehydrated berries
Food storage with diabetes doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming. You simple store what you already eat, and if it’s fresh, convert that to shelf-stable (learn how to do that exact process in this class).
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