While we LOVE using Thrive foods in our everyday cooking we joined Thrive because of the foods they offered for Food Storage. We were used to storing grains, legumes, and sugar from the typical food storage calculator you’ve probably all seen. With those types of foods in our food storage we always felt like certain foods were lacking. What about fruits, vegetables, and meats? That’s where Thrive came to the rescue. Keep reading to see how we’ve used Thrive to create an updated long term food storage calculator!
THE NEW CALCULATOR
After years of altering and making adjustments in our own storage plans we have created a “new” calculator that includes the missing foods. Because of this, you are in for a special treat today! We are sharing this calculator with you and hope it helps you as much as it has helped us balance out our storage plans.
The calculator is a simple 3 page handout plus insturctions that you print and fill out based on how many people you are storing for and can be customized based on what foods you actually want to store. We are so excited to share this with you and hope that you will pass it on to others who you feel may benefit from it.
Here are a few highlights on what the download contains.
- Easy to fill out
- Removes uncommon items
- Calorie based for 2000+ calories a day
- Customizable without being complicated
- Three printable charts (one for each category of foods)
DETAILED SHOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
- Best ways to buy each of the food groups
- Secrets for buying 6-packs at heavily discounted prices
- Tips for buying gradually at a budget you can afford
STOCK UP GRADUALLY
If you follow our food storage babysteps you’ll know that we usually recommend you purchase a little bit every two weeks to gradually build up your food supply. Thrive offers a monthly delivery service that is perfect to go along with this plan. For just $100 a month you can become a preferred customer and get free shipping on all your freeze-dried items (which will be most of these additional foods you’ll be buying). We like to buy whichever foods are on our plan that happen to be on sale that month. It’s the best way to stock up for cheap and stay on your budget. Click here to learn more!
- Jodi and Julie