Power outages are not so fun unless you are a kid. Although nowadays there are some innovative ways to entertain yourself through them, it can be a real nuisance if you have to feed an entire family during the outage. Here are 10 foods that will definitely save you during power outage:
- Dehydrated foods
Dehydrated foods such as jerky are not only tasty, but they also last longer and they can be used as ingredients to build other meals. Alternatively, they make a great snack during those boring outages.
- Instant rice
Instant rice is a fast and good alternative to pre-cooked or regular rice. Since you may lack cooking equipment or time to prepare some fresh rice during an outage, making instant rice should be very easy.
- Canned or dried fruit
Canned food such as peaches and pineapples as well as dried fruit such as figs, raisins and strawberries provide much-needed energy, and they supply minerals and vitamins during a blackout.
- Canned meat
Canned meat such as corned beef, spam, and various cold cuts can last for quite some time, and they are a fantastic source of protein during survival situations and power outages.
- Instant oatmeal
As the name suggest, instant oatmeal cooks fast, and it is a great option for breakfast. Please note that cold water can still cool instant oatmeal and when topped with dried fruit, it makes a tasty and nutritious breakfast meal.
- Food from the garden
Your garden can supply you with an endless string of vegetables such as tomatoes and cucumbers that you can construct a salad with. Additionally, leafy veggies such as Kale and Spinach from the garden provide fiber and healthy nutrients.
- Peanut butter
Almost everyone loves peanut butter because it is not only delicious; it is a wonderful source of protein. It is also a great power outage food as it can last for years before going bad.
People often forget the power of honey. Honey has essential nutrients, and it is the best substitute for sugar. Additionally, it has medicinal value, and it is better if it is all natural.
- An assortment of nuts
Nuts provide protein, and they make other food such as salads and oatmeal taste great. They are a great snack and are very inexpensive.