When it comes to developing an emergency plan for hurricane season, having bottled water and an assortment of food is a critical component to sustain yourself and your loved ones during and after the storm. In this article, we will discuss the best types of foods to keep in your kit.
When it comes to the food you keep, it is best to be over prepared than under, so focus on having quantities of foods that are nutrient dense in the three macronutrients: carbohydrates, fats, and protein. Fats and protein will help you maintain feelings of fullness while carbohydrates will give you energy to do whatever you need to do. Foods rich in all these include cereal, granola, dried fruits, and nuts.
Canned goods such as fruits, soups, beans, and meats can also be a great source, though make sure that unless you have a portable stove, that they can be eaten cold. Similarly, canned or boxed milk can be great coupled with cereal and coffee. Making sure you account for everyone in your family is also important, whether that means dietary restrictions, certain medication, and baby food are all given.
We hope you found this information on the best types of food to keep in your hurricane emergency kit to be helpful in getting you prepared this hurricane season! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!