There’s been lots of talk going around about viruses and preparing for worst case scenarios. There’s a saying that goes: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. We think those are really smart words. The key to making food in an emergency is using really simple and cheap ingredients, but who says you can’t make good food while doing that? Check out these emergency preparedness recipes and ideas!
1. Healthy Baked Banana Berry Oatmeal
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There are lots of great things about this recipe when thinking through from an emergency food situation. Starting out it’s super healthy and has a lot of energy. Secondly the ingredients are cheap, and the blueberries you can keep in your freezer. Thirdly the ingredients are super cheap and last long in storage!
2. Easy Cheesy Taco Pasta
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Oh my lawd, ain’t this the greatest idea since sliced bread! Combine Cheese + taco + pasta into one big great meal. Additionally it’s cheap, easy and quick to make. Absolutely perfect!
3. Super Easy Mexican Rice
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If you had to live as cheaply as possible for 6 months on just rice, this is how we would do it! It’s incredibly easy to make, super cheap and super good.
4. Oatmeal Pie
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If you’re stuck at home in a quarantine with only oatmeal, some sugar and a few other ingredients at your disposal and the lust for dessert arises, then try out this great Oatmeal Pie recipe! Cheap and easy, but guaranteed satisfaction.
5. Instant Pot Oatmeal With Chocolate
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Stocking up on chocolate is – as you know – never a bad idea. It’s definitively not a bad idea if you have to stay at home for god knows how long because of some pandemic ravishing the country! Put it to good use with creative twist on normal oatmeal.
6. Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
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Honestly, there’s nothing that beats good old oatmeal with some butter and cinnamon. It’s also very cheap to make and the ingredients last a long time! Not a bad meal to stock up on, whether you make it for breakfast, dinner or supper!
7. One Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli & Rice
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Buying a one pot (if you don’t have one already) is really the way to go if you’re going to make a lot of cheap food at home in an emergency. Just throw it all in there and let it sit for a while, could it be any easier? This is of course a delicious recipe as well!
8. 1 Pot Cheesy Chicken Rice & Broccoli
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Talk about a straightforward recipe. Again, just throw it all in there and let it simmer for a while. With carbohydrates from the rice, protein from the chicken and vitamins + minerals from the vegetables this is a true winner when it comes to emergency food!
9. Protein-Packed Black Bean and Lentil Soup
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You can’t go wrong with beans and lentils when it comes to emergency food. They’re crazy cheap, but when prepared the right way; also crazy good. This soup is sure to pack a punch when it comes to protein, a vital ingredient to rocking an emergency situation with complete calmness. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger would approve of this recipe!
10. The Best Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew
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A good old stew has given people vital nutrition for thousands of years and probably will for several thousand more. It’s as basic as it gets, but boy is it good! Of course, perfect for a situation where you can’t buy anything you’d like from the supermarket down the street!
11. Slow Cooker Three Bean Chili
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That looks absolutely delicious and nutritious! Plus it’s super cheap to make. Beans truly are an incredible source of the stuff your body needs in an emergency and they’re so easy to store long term. Definitively build up a bit of a storage of these.
12. Southwest Beef & Rice Skillet
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It’s always good to stock up on a bit of meat in your freezer for that quality protein! Make the most of it with this beef & rice skillet! It’s also a very versatile recipe, mix & match with whatever ingredients you have laying around the house!