Don’t Give Up
Prepping for a hurricane can be a different game if you have specific dietary restrictions. Most usual “hurricane foods” include canned food with high amounts of trans fat, sugar and other nasty ingredients you’ve been working so hard to avoid. Should this be an excuse to go back to the Standard American Diet? My answer is hell no! Although keto foods have a shorter shelf life there are still ways to stay on track.
The city I live in is expecting 1-2 weeks of power outage, that means: no lights, no refrigerator, no stove, and no espresso machine (*gasp*). Roads will also be heavily flooded so we have to prepare to stay home for an extended period of time.Thankfully, if you’re fat adapted and have even integrated intermitted fasting or OMAD into your lifestyle your body is fully prepared to weather this storm.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- Supplies I have prepared myself by buying a camper’s stove, fuel, ice and a cooler. Once the power goes out I will move all of the perishable items that I will be using for the rest of the week into the cooler and topping it with ice.
- Pre Cooked High Fat Foods: I have also prepared large amounts of taco meat and chicken salad to store in the refrigerator. I have individually packaged the food in smaller containers for easy portion control. Both of these dishes are very high in protein and fat so even small amounts will keep you full for a long period of time. The individual containers will make it easy to store inside the cooler.
- Frozen Meat will defrost very slowly inside the cooler. Once that’s ready to cook you’ll have already finished your prepped food.
- Your favorite Cured/Uncured Meats (pepperoni, salami, bacon bits, etc)
- Canned Meats: canned chicken, turkey, pulled pork, sardines, and beef. I personally cannot stand the texture and smell of canned meat but it’s best to be prepared.
- Pantry Snacks: nuts, peanut butter, Whisps, roasted seaweed snacks, dark chocolate, protein chips and pork rinds.
- Shelf – Stable Cheese some cheeses have longer shelf lives. Identify your favorites and stock up.
- Canned Coconut Milk. You can add a little bit of stevia and drink the coconut milk by itself, use it as a creamer for coffee, or even a base for instant pudding.
- Canned or Pickled Low Carb Vegetables. Look for the “No Sugar Added” brands. Canned vegetables are not the most healthy option as they are filled with preservatives but they’re good to have in the pantry as backup.
- Unripe Keto Friendly Fruits Avocados, strawberries, coconuts, and tomatoes can be stored at room temperature to ripen up before use. This will give you more time to enjoy fresh fruits before they go bad.
- Low Carb Instant Vanilla Pudding: You’ll have a filling dessert in just two minutes. All you have to do is mix your canned coconut milk with the pudding mixture for two minutes and enjoy.
- POWDERED ELECTROLYTES magnesium and potassium are very important to have on hand. Remember you won’t be eating as many fresh vegetables as you should It’s best to keep electrolytes around so you don’t feel any of those nasty keto flu symptoms, that’s the last thing you’ll need during a natural disaster.
- Wine let’s be honest, a little Chardonnay wouldn’t hurt especially when you’re sitting in a dark room without internet or cable!
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Did I miss something important? Let me, and everyone else, know in the comments below. Please note, this is a list of food-related items. Perishable foods should be kept at a cool temperature of 35F-40F. Use discretion.