Meal Plan for Earthquake Kit
A Three Day Meal Plan For One Person: $25-$35
Source: Los Angeles Times View Section, Wednesday
August 5, 1992
Edited by Randy Sweeney, Jefferson HS Science Dept.
Day 1Breakfast: Dry cereal with milk (buy single-serving boxes). Grapefruit juice (buy six-pack of small cans). Coffee or tea
Lunch: Medium-sized can of beef stew. Diced fruit. Whole-grain bread. Fig cookies. Milk.
Dinner: Remaining stew. Cook some rice in the liquid from a can of stewed tomatoes. Add the tomatoes to the rice and stew. Whole-grain crackers or rye crisps. Small can of pears. Coffee or tea.
Day 2Breakfast: Whole-grain bread with honey. Dry cereal with milk. Diced fruit. Coffee or tea.
Lunch: Canned chop suey. Small can of peaches. Crackers or rye crisps. Coffee, tea or juice.
Dinner: Freeze-dried spaghetti with meat sauce, cooks in 1 1/2 cups of water. Small can of zucchini. Cookies. Coffee, tea, or milk.
Day 3Breakfast: Dry cereal with milk. Grapefruit juice. Coffee or tea.
Lunch: Ready-to-serve canned chicken noodle soup. Crackers with peanut butter. Raisins. Coffee, tea or milk.
Dinner: Tuna fish salad. (Use packet of mayonnaise saved from a fast-food restaurant) Small can of greenbeans. Rye crisps. Cookies. Coffee or tea.
These Foods Can Save Your Life
Top 10 long-lasting staples you should have in your emergency food supply should include:
- Pastas and rice.
- Peanut Butter.
- Canned Fruits and vegetables.
- Canned meats, fish and poultry.
- Canned stew.
- Powdered or canned milk.
- Canned or dried beans (instant beans-just add water-are available in many markets)
- Dry cereals.
- Canned or dried fruits.
- Canned all-purpose biscuits.
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