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Healthy Hurricane Menu: A Week on Shelf-Stable or Canned Food

At least once a year, I stock up on healthy food to eat if a hurricane, ice storm or other disaster strikes. With Hurricane Irma heading my way on Tuesday, I refreshed my supplies of shelf-stable food to get my Taster and me through two weeks without power. (I either eat or donate any emergency food left over from the last season before it expires.) The picture below shows most of a week's worth of supplies (see below for a complete picture). We want to eat well and stay healthy by focusing on beans, other vegetables, fruit, nuts, and whole grains.

See the menus below to get ideas to stock your emergency pantry. All the food is plant-based, so vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores can all enjoy it. Most of it is organic too. Fortunately, more stores than ever carry a variety of healthy, organic food at reasonable prices. It's easier than ever to cook in a way that slows climate change and minimizes our risk of extreme weather.

one week of canned food to prepare for a hurricane or storm without electricity

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What to do in the kitchen after a power outage

Minimize your losses and stay safe when the power goes out. Use these tips to save or share as much food as you can. Learn from my experience after losing power for about 60 hours during Hurricane Matthew. If I'd acted more quickly, I wouldn't have lost 46 servings of pesto I'd frozen the weekend before. (Ai yi yi! That pesto was supposed to last all winter!) Given the power of this storm, I'm glad that cooking the Cook for Good way helps us make a difference by shrinking our carbon footprints and slowing climate change.

Related post: preparing for a power outage.

As soon as the power goes out

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