When a disaster or emergency happens, you'll want to be extra prepared with emergency snacks to keep you fueled, which is why we've curated just the list for you.
If you're looking for a proper emergency snack it's vital to make sure it's something that has a long shelf life, comes in an airtight package, and is also delicious! After all, you'll be eating it. To learn more about emergency food kits check out our blog post.
It all comes down to food prep when a disaster hits and having all the pantry essentials beforehand. Continue reading to find our complete list of emergency snacks. Oh, I think it also goes unsaid that bottled water should be in your emergency snack pack list as well!
1. One of Everything Beef Jerky Box
Call us bias, but when it comes to the perfect emergency food snack a beef jerky box is ideal. Not only does beef jerky have a year shelf life, but it comes prepackaged and is absolutely delicious. Our One of Everything Jerky Box comes with an assortment of beef jerky flavors including beef sticks and is substantial enough to keep you fueled in case of an emergency.
2. Peanut Butter
It may sound simple, but peanut butter is a great emergency snack for a number of reasons. It has a generally long shelf life, it's full of healthy protein to keep you satiated, and it's convenient. You can pick up any type of peanut butter at your local grocery store whether it be chunky or smooth. Up to you!
Shop: Peanut Butter at your local grocery store.
3. Canned Tuna or any Meats
Whether you're a fan or not of a canned meat, like tuna, it's a solid option when it comes to an emergency snack food. It's a healthy food that is rich in protein and contains many vitamins and minerals. Plus it also contains healthy omega 3 essential fatty acids. Throw it in your emergency snack pack because it can last anywhere from 3-5 years which is a long time.
Shop: Canned Tuna at your local grocery store
4. Dehydrated Apples or Fruit
Dried fruits are another great snack to stock your emergency food pantry with. Opt for no added sugar when possible because dehydrated fruits are already naturally sweet. If you have a dehydrator at home you can even make your very one dried fruit snacks! These Bare Baked Crunchy Apples are made with two simple ingredients - apples and cinnamon - and are a delicious snack for emergencies.
5. Granola Bars
Granola bars can be a solid staple when it comes to emergency snacks. Not only are these Kind Bars made with healthy ingredients, but they have a low glycemic index and are packed with lots of delicious flavor. Plus they have a long shelf life as a packaged good so you can take them with you and they will last a substantial amount of time.
Shop: Kind Bards - $27.40
6. Old Fashioned Oats
It may seem a bit odd that good Old Fashioned Oats made it on this list, but we're here to tell you why. This typical breakfast staple is not only shelf stable and can last for a while, but it's pretty adaptable meaning it can be made into an either sweet or savory dish. Plus, it's pretty easy to assemble, all you need is hot water or if you're really desperate you can eat it raw.
Shop: Old Fashioned Oats at your local grocery store
7. Trail Mix
Trail mix is a good emergency snack because it offers a solid combination of fiber, protein, and fats to give you lasting energy. Plus, it has a delicious flavor profile and can last for a while. The salty and sweet combination is ideal for any snacker and will fill you up during those times of emergency.
Really any type of cracker will work wonders when it comes to being an emergency snack. Crackers are cheap, they last forever, and importantly will fill you up when you need a quick snack. You can also choose from a variety of different flavors, textures, and styles.
Shop: Any type of cracker at your local grocery store
9. Southwestern Quinoa and Beans Stew
This hearty stew is made with corn, beans, and squash and is mixed in a brown rice and quinoa base. Not only does this have a decent amount of protein, but it also has a 10-year shelf life. There are also two servings per pouch so you can order a few bags and get multiple meals out of it.
10. Noka Superfood Fruit Smoothie Pouches
These flavorful pouches are bursting with functional nutrition from fruits and veggies. They contain plant protein, flax seed, vitamins and minerals and they don't have any added sugar. Plus these pouches can last up to a year on the shelf! These are perfect to throw into your emergency snack pack for healthy energy when you need it the most.
11. Protein Bars
Protein bars are a great emergency snack because they will fuel with the necessary protein to keep you fueled. Plus, they come in a variety of flavors, protein types, and brands. We like Orgain because they are crafted with clean ingredients and a plant based protein. The Chocolate Brownie flavor is also a nice treat for when you're in need of a delicious snack.
When a disaster strikes, you'll now be ready with your emergency snack pack full of tasty and shelf stable snacks.
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