UPDATED>>>Includes link to download our excel file at the bottom of the post.
UPDWhile 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 the calculator found below in this post.
FOOD STORAGE MADE EASIER: THE Q
When we joined Thrive, we signed up for the Thrive Q which is a monthly auto-ship program that let’s you set a budget and then ships the freeze-dried foods right to your door. Most of the time we recommend starting a Q with the Taste Of Thrive. We did a little video that shows you the contents of the Taste Of Thrive awhile back. The Taste of Thrive is a great way to sample the most popular products over a 3 month period and really learn what foods you like and use.
However, if you know exactly what you want to buy, a custom Q is the way to go. With our new calculator you’ll be able to determine exactly what you need to complete your food storage and you can put those foods right into your custom Q.
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
- Jodi and Julie