A beginner’s guide to short-term food storage and the differences between short-term and long-term food storage.
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The October Thrive Life specials are here and I see some favorites on this list. I won’t even make you wait – PINEAPPLE.
As per the usual, I’m not listing these in any particular order, and I’m sharing my honest opinion.
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I’m not a huge blackberry fan, but they do taste just like blackberries!
If you like blackberries, then you’ll most likely enjoy these.
Red Bell Peppers
My family doesn’t like cooked bell peppers in meals, so I can’t speak for these.
I have tried them straight from the can and they’re fine for a snack – nothing to write home about, but nothing to complain about either.
Honestly, I haven’t tried these. My family doesn’t like cooked tomatoes so it didn’t make sense to have these in our food storage.
Please oh please, snag some of this while it’s discounted.
This is such an amazing sweet snack and perfect for your 72-hour kits (in the pantry can size, of course). Seriously, SO good.
I love this pineapple so much that it made the cut for my top 12 items I keep in my food storage.
This is pretty darn good! I will say, it has a bit of a reheated taste – I can definitely tell it’s not fresh meat, but the rest of my family can’t. It really depends on your sensitivity to meat.
As with all meats, I highly recommend browning this real quick in a pan (after reconstituting it, but before adding it to your recipe).
My favorite way to use this is to reconstitute it and throw it in a pot with some gravy that I make from a seasoning packet, and then I serve the gravy and meat over rice.
I have exactly one recipe that calls for kale, and I’ve never tried this in it, so I can’t speak to this either.
This used to be the only milk I recommended storing, but now there’s a really closer runner-up. I promise honesty, so here it is: the LDS Home Storage Center has upgraded their milk and it is really good! It’s cheaper than Thrive’s milk, so I’ll link it here for ya.
If you want to stick with Thrive’s, 50% off is a screamin’ deal. My kids can only tell the difference between this and fresh store bought milk if they see me mixing it up. I cannot recommend this milk enough.
These are interesting – in a good way! They’re chopped SUPER teeny tiny.
They have a super fresh flavor – it’s hard to describe but it’s like the freshest cucumber I’ve ever had.
These are actually really good just straight out of the can – but I also love throwing them on a salad!
*Warning: if you eat too many of them, they can chew up your mouth, kind of like Captain Crunch cereal. 😅
Just like I wouldn’t recommend eating cranberries straight out of the bag, I wouldn’t recommend eating this right out of the can.
But they ARE a wonderful option to be able to store for a time when cranberries may not be available.
Kind of like applesauce – I like knowing that I could make a little something with these to mix up the flavor in a meal.
I haven’t tried these meals yet, but they look really good!
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