Jefferson H.S.

Meal Plan for Earthquake Kit

Jefferson H.S.

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 1

Breakfast: 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 2

Breakfast: 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 3

Breakfast: 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:

  1. Pastas and rice.
  2. Peanut Butter.
  3. Canned Fruits and vegetables.
  4. Canned meats, fish and poultry.
  5. Canned stew.
  6. Powdered or canned milk.
  7. Canned or dried beans (instant beans-just add water-are available in many markets)
  8. Dry cereals.
  9. Canned or dried fruits.
  10. Canned all-purpose biscuits.


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