PLANT-BASED EMERGENCY KIT
Updated: Mar 14
So - the world is freaking out - and for good reason. It seems like every five minutes something else has closed down or been cancelled - and whether you think it’s over-reaction or not the fact is that people are being told to self-isolate and it’s causing grocery stores to start selling out of a lot of products.
So what’s your best bet? Stock up on the important stuff - stuff that will last in case you get stuck inside your self. No one knows what the fuck the next couple of weeks or months is going to look like, so best to be safe. But while stocking up, don’t be a dick. Be kind to one another. Wash your hands.
Here’s what I recommend you stock up on. Remember, bulk stores are your friends. There are some people freaking out and avoiding bulk stores out of fear of food contamination - THIS IS RIDICULOUS. Just do what you're always supposed to do with food that you eat. Wash it or cook it. It's that simple. The virus can't withstand heat, and it can be washed away. Use the same common sense you should always use when eating.
Canned beans: black, pinto, chickpea
Dried beans of all kinds
Canned green peas
TVP (textured vegetable proton)
Potatoes/sweet potatoes and yams - these beauties last a long time if stored in a dark cool place
Canned vegetables (corn, green beans, carrots, tomatoes of all kinds (diced, sauce, paste), etc… whatever the fuck you like)
Frozen vegetables of your choosing!
Canned olives and pickles
Freeze dried veggies: kale, broccoli, and more
Canned greens like spinach, collard greens
Fresh greens like kale and spinach can instantly go into the freezer
Carrots and Avocados should last in the fridge for a bit
Canned fruit: peaches, pears, oranges, pineapple
Frozen fruit of your choosing!
Dried fruits: raisins, dates, apricots, etc….
Freeze dried fruit: blueberries, strawberries, mango, apples, etc…
Stock up on apples and green bananas that will last for several weeks
Oats: quick or rolled
Whole Grain or Brown Rice Pasta
Couscous Flour, all kinds
Vital wheat gluten
Whole Grain Bread with long shelf life (freezes well)
Hard taco shells
NUTS & SEEDS
Walnuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, peanuts, etc…
Sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds and ground flaxseeds
Peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, tahini, etc..
Shelf stable nut milks
Spices you like: curry, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt, turmeric, etc…
Vegan protein powder
BBQ sauce, ketchup, hot sauce, mustard
Soy or Tamari sauce
Coffee & Green Tea (or whatever tea you drink)
Crackers, vegan chips: tortilla, other chips
Energy bars: Clif, Luna, Larabar
Jam or jelly
Dark chocolate, vegan chocolate chips
DON’T FORGET YOUR PETS!
Anything else your pet might need
Supplements (B12, etc…)
Whatever you do - don't start freaking out and hoarding more than need and can reasonably stock. It's important to make sure that you and your family is taken care of, but leave some for others as well. The entire world is going through this at the same time. It's a time for us to all to come together (not get pulled apart).