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Keep a keto emergency food supply stocked in your pantry and freezer in case for times of food shortages, natural disasters, or other emergency situations ever come your way. Take care of yourself and your family by preparing your home with shelf stable foods, emergency keto snacks, and storable foods that will last without refrigeration.
The modern age of convenience, fast food, take out and microwave-ready meals leaves us vulnerable and dependent on others for not only essential nutrients but also basic meal prep.
It’s sad to see the disappearance of larders and well-stocked pantries as people move to tiny homes and sky high apartment buildings.
People grab frozen, microwave-ready meals instead of spending the time to meal prep, food court soups instead of homemade stews, and fast food keto meals instead of easy keto recipes made in their own kitchen.
If you need to regulate your intake further, have a bottle or two of magnesium glycinate in 400 mg capsules.
Canning at home is a good way to stock up on a lot of food at once and preserve your own food supply. Take note of safety precautions and proceed accordingly. Can low carb vegetables, fruit, sauces, and even meat.
Download and print out my full shopping list for Keto Pantry Staples and you’ll know exactly what to get!
Low Carb Foods that Last without Refrigeration
Many of these foods are also handy to keep at your work or in your car. If you’re out a lot, having staples like these nearby can help you adhere to a keto diet long-term. You won’t be so tempted to go off plan when you have appropriate food choices available.
These foods aren’t completely nonperishable but they will stay fresh for a while without refrigeration.
Storable food is storable food and good for many reasons. We always need to eat eventually don’t we?
Keeping your pantry stocked and having nutrient-dense staples on hand makes weekly trips to the grocery store easier and serves as a sort of safety net if you ever need to live off of your own supplies.
Hopefully, it never comes to a “worse case” situation but it never hurts to be as prepared as possible. Of course, if a serious life-threatening decision lays in front of you, don’t be afraid to eat nonketo food!
Natural disasters happen and if there is one in your area, you want to do the best you can for yourself and your family.
Keto Hiking, Backpacking and Camping Meals
Any low-carb food you have for emergency preparedness will double for hiking, backpacking, and camping meals also.
The main goal for all these situations is to have nourishing, non or semi-perishable food that will last without refrigeration.
Keep an eye on the storable food you have. Most things expire eventually so making some sort of rotation to kick out the old and refresh with new would be a good idea.
Don’t let anything go to waste. Whenever something is reaching the end of its shelf life, plan a camping or backpacking trip and enjoy the food in the great outdoors.
Homemade Keto Cooking from Scratch
It’s well established this far into the post that having a moderate stockpile of food in your home at all times is useful for practical and emergency-related reasons.
Now I want to show you what to do with these ingredients.
We’ve grown very decadent as a culture and many of us have lost the skills to do simple things such as cook homemade meals from scratch.
I wrote two keto cookbooks designed as training manuals to teach everyone the simple ways of nourishing ourselves with essential ketogenic foods. They are excellent guides to learn the basics of from-scratch meal prep. If you don’t already have a copy, order one now!
In addition to the 250+ keto recipes in the books and my collection of easy keto recipes on the blog, here a few more to wet your whistle.
The recipes are recommended for food preservation purposes or because they use common pantry staples.
Lacto-fermented sauerkraut is naturally a probiotic-rich fermented food. Flavored with any of your favorite herbs, crunchy cabbage is transformed over time into a soft, tangy, spritzy addition any entree. Sauerkraut may be kept to ferment at room temperature in a crock and last for many months.
Everyone will love this homemade sugar-free ketchup recipe! If you want to reduce sugar, or are looking for keto low carb ketchup, this is for you. Just a few minutes prep with simple pantry ingredients, and it tastes just like the regular kind!
This dark chocolate Flourless Keto Brownies Recipe is an utter delight! Made entirely from pantry staples, these can be made with what you have on hand. Each bite will taste so good, no one can tell they are sugar-free!
Keto Italian Pizza Zucchini Bake is a humble supper, prepared in less than half an hour, and full of low carb pantry staples. Layers of zucchini and onions with grilled chicken are topped with marinara, cheese, and pepperoni.
Your whole family will love these easy Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas. Homemade seasoned juicy chicken breast with smoky veggies makes a healthy and tasty weeknight dinner that comes together in less than 20 mins and taps i a serious dent in your spice cabinet!
Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Family Meals
It feels good to have a freezer stash of ready made meals. Having precooked (or uncooked meat) meals ready to reheat and serve with minimal action from me is a huge reassurance. Aside from emergency preparedness, make ahead meals are useful when you get sideswiped with a busy day or just don’t feel like making something from scratch.
This collagen-rich, super meaty beef stew is slow-cooked in a crockpot, flavored with carrot, onion, and thyme. It's a nourishing meal for lunch or dinner, any day of the week. Made with minimal prep work and you can't help but feel good when you see this budget-friendly recipe stocked in your freezer.
Nourish your body with a slow-cooked Beef Bone Broth rich with immune-supporting properties that you need in times of stress. It freezes well long-term and can be added to any recipe that calls for water.
These 5 Easy Low Carb Marinade Recipes for Chicken are the perfect way to meal prep for the week to come. Staying low carb and getting a delicious meal on the table has never been so easy thanks to these freezer-friendly options.
Organ meats are some of the most affordable meats and happen to also be some of the most nutritious parts too. This nourishing combination of ground beef, liver and heart baked into a meat pie is simple and satiating. Make every bite count with this recipe, you get a great nutritional bang for your buck.
Learn how to make taco soup on the stove - it takes only 20 minutes + 5 ingredients! The whole family will love this easy low carb taco soup recipe with ranch dressing. Double the recipe and save leftovers in the freezer.
Pemmican combines the two most essential ingredients for human health: animal meat and fat. This is a long-lasting, keto carnivore recipe for survival situations, backpacking, and camping because it is so nutrient-dense and won’t spoil, smush or spill.
No bake Keto Coconut Macaroons are a quick fat bomb recipe you can make with basic keto pantry staples in just a few minutes. It’s a delicious mix of salty and sweet flavors with a splash of coconut. Made with just 6 ingredients and one bowl clean up is super easy!