Soo, it's officially hurricane season (started June 1st actually) and man are we getting it.
Irma has been creating havoc and set to make its way up to Atlanta?! What?!
With all you need to do to prepare for a storm or hurricane food is the one thing that many don't think much about unless you have allergies or sensitivities to certain foods. Some see situations like this to just throw caution to the wind and eat whatever, whenever especially when bored.
However, if you've been working hard and have been focused on your nutrition and fitness goals, this is NOT what you want.
Here's a list of foods that are on the healthier end of things as you prepare for whatever the storm brings.
All of these foods require low to no refrigeration.
Remember a meal is a protein + carb + fat and you will want each to make sure that you stay satisfied, healthy and alert for whatever nature may throw your way. For this list, I'm breaking it down to healthy proteins, healthy fruits, healthy veggies and healthy starches and healthy fats.
Make sure to stay hydrated as well!
Here are some healthy options in each category (this list is by no means exhaustive!)
Canned Tuna, Chicken, sardines or clams, and salmon (packed in water)
For my vegheads: Canned beans and tofu. *if sodium is a concern, rinse beans with water first
Protein Powder (whey or vegan) mixed with water *have a shaker cup in case power goes out.
Dehydrated meats (jerky): beef, turkey, salmon
Protein bars (check out my protein bar post from last month)
Healthy Fruits & Veggies
Eat all of the fresh stuff first
Frozen fruits and veggies (even if power goes out, they’re still cold for at least a couple of days and still very edible)
Canned fruit in their own juices
Unsweetened apple sauce in individual containers
Cook some potatoes ahead of time and store them
Crackers (triscuits, rye crisps, ak-mak crackers)
Rice you’ve cooked ahead of time
Oatmeal (you can soak in water to soften it)
For ideas on how to put this all together, check out the Hurricane Cookbook I found online courtesy of Florida International University (they know a thing or two about storms, hurricanes and disasters)...