Best foods to keep in your pantry for hurricane season

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Hurricane grocery list

Are you prepared for hurricane season? At Clean Gas, we suggest that your emergency plan includes a list of grocery items that you can keep stocked in your home. When a hurricane hits your home, you may be without power for some time. Severe weather conditions may not permit you to leave the home or may cause road blockages that further restrict travel. 

The hurricane preparedness list should include a first aid kit, water, non-perishable foods and other supplies you may need. Don’t let a hurricane catch you off guard. Check out this emergency grocery list to prepare yourself and your loved ones.

Zero Prep Non-Perishable Food

The items below are non-perishable and can be kept in the pantry until needed. 

  • Canned Fruits 
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Juice
  • Canned Soups 
  • Canned Pasta
  • Canned Meats/Fish
  • Canned Baby Food 
  • Peanut Butter 
  • Nuts 
  • Crackers 
  • Granola/Energy Bars 
  • 1 Gallon of drinking water per day per person 
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Zero Prep Perishable Food 

The items below are perishable and should be purchased a few days in advance of an impending hurricane.

  • Breads
  • Fruit 
  • Vegetables 
  • Smoked/Cured Meats 
  • Cheese 
  • Baby Formula 

Minimal-prep Food

The items below require minimal preparation to be enjoyed during a power outage provided you have a propane grill or portable cooktop. 

  • Rice 
  • Pasta 
  • Pasta Sauce 
  • Seasoning 
  • Oats 

Check out this Center of Disease Control and Prevention resource for other hurricane preparedness tips.

Hurricane home-cooking

As self-proclaimed home-cooking culinary experts, we believe that you can still eat well while shacked up during a hurricane. Below we have curated a hurricane recipe list that can help spark some inspiration in the kitchen.

Tuna Rice Balls (minimal cooking required)

This simple, tasty recipe takes only 15 minutes to make. Cook one cup of rice on a portable propane cooktop. Combine cooked rice with diced onions, seaweed crumbs, sesame or olive oil and two cans of tuna and mix. With wet hands, roll the mixture into one inch balls and set on a plate. Top with sesame seeds and sriracha to taste and enjoy! 

Charcuterie Board (no cooking required)

A charcuterie board is a great way to prepare a fun meal while avoiding food waste. Select meats, cheeses, breads, spreads, fruits and vegetables that may soon spoil during a power outage. Grab a cutting board and prepare your dish with the items you selected. Garnish with pickles, olives or whatever else you may have. Open a bottle of wine, light some candles and enjoy.

Nachos (no cooking required) 

Nachos are a household favourite. Spread a bag of tortilla chips on a platter. Layer with salsa con queso, refried beans or drained black beans and enjoy. Adding canned chili to your nachos can help make this a filling and satisfying meal. 

Overnight oats (no cooking required)

Looking for a quick healthy meal? Try overnight oats. Soak instant oats in water with 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds overnight. Mix in peanut butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and dried fruits or fresh fruit that are soon to spoil. Add a little shelf-stable creamer when it’s time to eat to add a little creaminess (optional). Enoy! 

As you can see, a little bit of foresight and creativity can go a long way. It’s always a good idea to use the ingredients in your fridge that are soon to spoil, so incorporate them wherever possible. 

There may be other methods of cooking available to you if your kitchen is inoperable due to power outage. If weather permits, a propane BBQ will help you prepare hot food quickly and efficiently.

Check out this article to learn more about the benefits of grilling with propane. 

At Clean Gas, we want you to be prepared and stay safe during hurricane season. Chat to a propane specialist at Clean Gas to learn more. Just give us a call at 223-4427 or email goproane@