I was once asked, if you were to start food storage over, with a tight budget, what would be the first 20 items you would store?
I LOVED this, and it totally got me thinking.
Now, I could add more and more to this list, and everyone’s would (and should) be different, because you want to base food storage items off what your family eats now. Keep reading, and learn my top 20 picks.
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My Top 20 Items for Food Storage
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First, baking Items are a MUST!
- White flour
- Quick oats
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- Brown Sugar (or molasses)
- Distilled white vinegar
- Powdered eggs (since we don’t have chickens for a fresh supply)
Second, spices would be next on my list
- Taco seasoning mix
- Ranch dressing mix
Last, a few others of my go-to ingredients
- Tomato sauce
- Chocolate chips (this mamma needs her treats!)
- Noodles (my go to is elbow)
- Pinto beans
- Dehydrated onions
Why these items?
At first, you may not thing so, but I can actually make quit a bit of recipes and meals with these few ingredients. For breakfast I can make oatmeal, muffins and pancakes. I could make tortillas to eat for lunch. And for dinner I can do re-fried beans, and spaghetti. Ultimately, I would also add yeast to the list to open up the option to make bread, pizza crust, calzones, and all other kinds of yummy things! Check out this post for 100+ food storage recipes.
In conclusion, when looking at items for food storage, everyone’s list may be different. You may be a rice family vs noodles. Or you may enjoy your seasonings way more than me. Food storage is a personal/family matter. It needs to be, and should be, custom to YOU and what you eat. If you eat a keto diet, then by all means, make sure your food storage falls in line with that. If you would like my exact step by step process of how to turn what you eat now (recipes and all) into the perfect food storage for you (no matter your picky eaters), then check out the Food Storage Master Class.
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