Last Updated on February 11, 2022 by Ellen Christian
This chicken salad recipe is the perfect emergency preparedness recipe. Have you ever had to prepare a meal for your family with no power or only shelf stable ingredients? If you have, you know it can be a challenge.
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Emergency Preparedness Recipe
Being prepared for emergencies means having food on hand you can cook with no power and no refrigeration. You don’t want to be stuck eating peanut butter and jelly for days when you lose power in a storm. So, this emergency preparedness recipe is an easy option.
So, what types of foods should you keep on hand in case you lose power? You want to be sure that you have a variety of dehydrated and canned foods that are pre-cooked. Yes, if it’s nice outside you can go out and fire up the grill or the solar oven. But, what if it’s not?
Pasta, rice, and potatoes all need to be cooked. So, it’s better to keep crackers and bread on hand for carbohydrates. You can eat it right out of the bag and it will help bulk up your meals.
Fruits and vegetables
If you have fresh fruits and vegetables, eat them before they go bad. After that, canned works well. Cold canned carrots may not taste great, but they are edible and filling. If you have a garden, make sure you keep up with eating the produce as it’s ripe. Dried vegetables are compact and easy to store as well.
Dairy is a challenge with no refrigeration. You can keep powdered milk on hand. And, there are a few processed cheese foods that will work if you must have cheese. There are also a number of dairy and non-dairy shelf stable kinds of milk available.
When we lose power, our well pump doesn’t work. So, we always make sure to keep a few gallons of bottled water on hand just in case. It’s the only time we use bottled water. You should also be sure you have enough on hand for your pets to drink.
This chicken salad recipe is perfect for emergency preparedness because it uses no refrigerated products. I put together this chicken salad recipe using Thrive Foods dehydrated foods.
If you keep a small jar of mayonnaise or some leftover packets of mayonnaise on hand, you can make this any time you like. Check out this emergency preparedness food storage list for more ideas.
Next, why not try my New England clam chowder from shelf-stable foods.
Chicken salad emergency preparedness recipe
- 1 pkg Thrive premium freeze dried cooked white meat, chopped chicken
- 1/4 cup Thrive premium freeze dried celery/onion
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 apple
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- Re-hydrate chicken and celery & onion according to package directions.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Serve with baby spinach greens on sandwich bread.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 192mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 18gProtein: 18g
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