So, stockpilers are familiar with the pantry- you stock it up with good staples while they are on sale, and then live with the joy and satisfaction of knowing that you could survive a major plague or disaster without even putting a dent in it.
I like to stock up, I wouldn't say I stockpile, but I definitely try to grab a good deal when I see one. It's a really good idea to know what is a good price for the things you buy regularly, so that you can spot a deal. Then, if you have a super busy week like I am having, you can skip the grocery store and eat out of the pantry (and freezer) for the week.
A few tips I have to make this doable:
- stock up on canned fruit (in juice) and applesauce, so that if you run out of fruit you can still make balanced meals
- frozen veggies are just as healthy (if not more so) than fresh because they are flash frozen at their peak, when they have the most vitamins
- buy large things of meat and break them down into servings for your family size and freeze. I like to mix it up a little, too- leave some chicken breasts alone, cut others into tenders and marinate some. If you pour the marinade in and freeze, the meat soaks it up as it defrosts for a great flavor!
- freeze bread! You can't tell the difference, plus freezers (as opposed to fridges) keep food cold better when they are jam-packed full
- keep things like bisquick and rice on hand. they are lifesavers!
- coffee drinkers- have powdered creamer just in case you run out of milk- I used mine this morning!
It works for me! I hope it does for you too!