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2017 Preparedness: Food!

Next up for being prepared is food. Now I know you’re thinking, “I really can’t afford to do that.” But hear me out before you decide you can’t do it!

Let’s say your food budget for the month is $600. I know some of you are thinking yours is way more or that is too high. But for this example let’s just use $600 a month. Did you know that the average American family wastes an average of 25% of their grocery bill on food that they have to throw away because it goes bad before they can use it? That means in this example, you waste about $150 a month. WOW!

Let’s say you reallocated a little more than 25% of your grocery money to being more prepared. This doesn’t mean that you will not be using this money for groceries and only for food storage. In fact, it will be used for both.

Hear me out before you click off.

Let’s say you reallocate $200 and you start with buying only those foods that you end up throwing away. Like onions, celery, mushrooms, tomatoes, carrots, maybe some hamburger and sausage etc.

Signing up on the Q from Thrive Life will help you start to save every single month and the groceries are delivered to your door!

For $200 with Thrive you could buy:

  • 2 #10 cans of Onions (23 cups of onions)
  • 1 pantry can of green onions (3.5 cups of green onions)
  • 1 #10 can of tomatoes (9 cups of tomatoes)
  • 1 #10 can of celery (9 cups of celery)
  • 1 #10 can of Carrots (11 cups of carrots)
  • 1 #10 can of sausage (11.5 cups of sausage)
  • 1 pantry can of Broccoli to try it out (3 cups of broccoli)

You will be surprised that through the month how much of these items you will still have left over and not spoiled!

Okay, great but how does this help me be prepared if I need these items now?

Easy, you got 2 cans of onions, right? Well, put one can aside for storage. Then your next month either buy the same items or switch out some other items to purchase.

Believe me, before long you will have accumulated several cans of food both in your kitchen area that you will continue to use and in your food storage.

Remember, ‘Store what you eat, then eat what you store.’

All of our foods at Thrive Life can be used in your favorite recipes or you can snack on the straight from the can. If your favorite recipes take an hour to cook, with Thrive Life it will be cut down to 20 to 30 min. More time for you and your family! 

2017: The Year to Be Prepared

Do you have a New Years resolution or goal? I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about becoming more prepared this year. And yes, at times it does seem like a daunting project, to say the least, but if we start small we will end up prepared!

Let’s start with non-food items at the moment. Find a box or a tub around your house. Label this Emergency supplies, it doesn’t have to be anything fancy. If you don’t have anything durable at  the moment, just find anything to collect these items inn. Does your kid have an old backpack they don’t use anymore?

Now, think about how much you can spare for the month. $25 or $50 a month?

For the month of January, let’s say you have $25 you can devote to your families preparedness. You might be thinking. “what in the world could you buy for $25 to help you become more prepared.” Well…

I went to Walmart and looked at flashlights/batteries. I found a pack of 2 flashlights with batteries for $4.47. I could buy enough flashlights and batteries for every member of my family to have in case of emergency. Put those in your tub or box. If you had any money left over put in an envelope and label emergency money, place in your tub as well to use next month.

I made a list of items I would like to purchase for this year. Personally, I am allotting myself a budget of $50 a month.

Here are a few of my items your list may be a little different.

  • Flashlights
  • batteries
  • gloves for warmth
  • hats/beanies
  • scarves
  • sweat-pants and shirts
  • deodorant
  • toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • Hand sanitizer or wipes
  • Band-aids
  • matches/lighters
  • medicine/essential oils
  • blankets
  • Duct tape
  • Rope
  • scissors
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • soaps/for washing dishes, clothes, body
  • trash bags
  • file folder or notebook for important papers
  • mess kits
  • kleenex
  • Ziploc bags
  • wash rags/towels
  • Heirloom seeds for planting
  • candles
  • vinegar
  • bleach
  • other cleaning products
  • perhaps if you have children you may want to purchase some activities for them in the event of an emergency.
  • Paper notebooks
  • Puzzle books
  • colored pencils/crayons
  • coloring books
  • A small set of scriptures
  • books

These are just some items that I would like to focus on.

Recipe: Thrive Chicken Salad

You will need a one quart jar
1 cup Thrive chopped chicken
1/3 cup Thrive chopped (FD) onions
1/3 cup Thrive celery
2/3 cup water
dash of Thrive Chef’s choice blend
1/3 cup your choice of mayo
Pour dry food contents in jar along with 1/2 cup of water. Tumble in jar for 1 min then pour rest of water and a dash of Thrive Chef’s blend seasoning. Tumble for one min longer.
Pour into bowl add 1/3 mayo of your choice and stir. Serve on crackers, bread or croissants or eat as is!
Enjoy!

Recipe: Omelet in a Bag

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4 Tablespoons of Scrambled egg mix

6 Tablespoons of water

1 to 2 teaspoons of any Thrive Life meats, and vegetables

1 box of quart sized freezer zip-lock bag with zipper top

Pan of boiling water

Put into bag 4 Tablespoons of Thrive Life Scrambled Egg mix, along with 6

Tablespoons of water. Squish with fingers

Add other ingredients into bag. Thrive Life Bacon, Sausage, Onions, Spinach,

Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Red Peppers etc. What ever you enjoy in an

omelet. Squish some more with fingers then push out air and seal closed.

Place in pan of boiling water, boil for about 2 ½ min. Take out place on plate.omelet1

Caution zip-lock bag will be very hot. Top with Thrive Life cheese or what ever

you would like.