When storms or other natural disasters are being predicted, the media always talks about food, water, medications, gas, and how to protect your home. They don’t, however, talk about healthy choices in food when the lights go out. Below are some recipes and top tips to having a healthier mindset when preparing your family for what may come around the corner.
Think Raw-Vegan Recipes when there’s no power!!
Cook in Bulk
Don’t use dairy products in your recipe
Cook meats like chicken, salmon burgers, ground beef in advance so that you can throw them with any dish you prepare.
Think like a camper; Campers have creative ideas for cooking in the wild where there is no electricity. You can also find no-perishable foods that only require a few steps to prepare.
Battery operated or cordless Kitchen appliances like a puree, blender, or mixer can be found online or at Amazon. Having this in hand can really open the doors to many great “no-cooking” recipes.
A. Protein Shake Try a Hemp, Rice, or Pea protein powder and add water only. You may add some almond or coconut milk to it. Go for a chocolate or vanilla flavor.
B. Vegan Breakfast Taco Corn Tortillas Avocado Fresh Raw Corn (simply take a knife and cut the corn off the center) Salsa-Lime Fresh Cilantro Shallots or red onion diced 1 Can of rinsed organic Black beans 2 fresh Garlic cloves chopped ½ tsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin a pinch of sea salt 1 tablespoon water
C. Muesli Soak steeled rolled oats overnight (soak with enough water to cover the oats by 2 inches Add nuts, seeds, maple syrup
D. Raw Breakfast Bowl 1 shredded Apple 1-2 tablespoons shredded coconut 1 tablespoon hemp hearts 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon raisens 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds 1 tsp of nutmeg 1 tsp of brown sugar Coconut milk
Sunflower Butter with any of the following: Celery Banana *Try wrapping the banana with a corn tortilla with some honey Apples Raw Carrots, peppers, cucumber with hummus Protein Bars
Try making date protein bars, or use Kind Bars, Lara, Cliff, or other protein bar that is diet appropriate.
Dessert and Sweets:
1. No Bake Fruit Tart
1 cup Pecan Meal
1/3 cup shredded Coconut
1/4 cup almond butter
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 cups of berries or fruit of choice
Place the pecan meal, shredded coconut, vanilla, and almond butter into a mixing bowl. Mix the crumbly texture. Then grease the bottom of a pie dish with coconut oil and place the mixture at the bottom of the pie pan. Press the mixture in by don’t press up against the sides. Place the coconut cream and vanilla extract into a mixing bowl and then add this mixture to the top of the crumb base. Then place your fruit onto the cream and enjoy.