Creating a Gluten-Free Food Stockpile for Emergencies

Living through a pandemic has been a huge wake-up call for the world, and it showed all of us how important it is to be prepared. But for those of us with celiac disease, food allergies, or any intolerances, it’s been especially frightening and has often felt like being in survival mode.

Now that grocery store shelves are stocked up again, it is important to get the shelves in our homes stocked, too, so that no matter what happens in the world around us, we are not in fear about what we are going to eat.

A good friend of mine has inspired me so much: She wrote a blog post that had me determined to follow her example. She simplified the process of stocking up and helped me to create a list of foods that I can stock up on as well. Her family is not gluten free, so I pulled some of her recipes and tweaked them a bit to ensure that they are safe for us.

I have 12 shelf-stable dinner meals listed below and have multiplied each one by 10 and stocked up on the ingredients, so now I have 120 meals available for my family — actual meals that we all would eat or already do eat regularly. Even without an emergency situation, this is smart to do so you have food on hand and never have to go to the store on those crazy days. You have meals in an instant! I created my supply two weeks ago and I have already pulled from these meals twice. Why not? It’s an easy planned meal! (I’m sure each time to be aware of what I take out of my food storage and replace it the next time I am at the store.)

Get creative and think of other recipes you can stockpile on. Or even pick seven of mine and multiply that by however many weeks you want to have food available for. That way, every day of the week is accounted for (e.g. Mondays are spaghetti nights, Tuesday are Taco Bowls, etc.) Buying, for example, 10 boxes of pasta, 10 sauces, and 10 cans of green beans is so easy to do. Even if there are never any emergencies (which is highly unlikely), you are set up for success in your regular meal planning. You could even go all out and get a year supply of these meals.

Gluten-free meals to stockpile

Here are the meals that I have personally stockpiled, and now I am not fearful of anything going on outside of my home. We are prepared, so I don’t have to fear — what a blessing. I hope this helps you and your family get prepared and as well.

Spaghetti and Sauce

  • Gluten-free spaghetti noodles (e.g., Jovial)
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Can of green beans

Chicken-Noodle Soup

  • Gluten-free canned chicken
  • Can of mixed vegetables
  • Chicken bouillon or chicken stock
  • Gluten-free noodles

Chickpea Taco Bowl

  • Oil
  • Can of chickpeas
  • Gluten-free taco seasoning
  • Gluten-free salsa
  • Spanish rice (see ingredients below)
  • Canned corn

Rice Bowls

  • Dry rice
  • Water
  • Gluten-free canned chicken
  • Gluten-free salsa verde
  • Can of beans
  • Can of olives

Fried Rice

  • Oil
  • Rice
  • Water
  • Can of veggies
  • Coconut aminos
  • Spam

Broccoli and Chicken Rice Casserole

  • Rice
  • Water
  • Gluten-free cream of chicken soup (e.g., Pacifica)
  • Freeze-dried broccoli

Chicken Alfredo

  • Pasta 
  • Water
  • Gluten-free alfredo sauce (e.g., Thrive)
  • Gluten-free canned chicken
  • Canned peas

Haystacks

  • Rice
  • Gluten-free canned chicken
  • Gluten-free cream of chicken soup (e.g., Pacifica)
  • Can of pineapple
  • Can of olives
  • Freeze-dried shredded cheddar cheese

BBQ Bean Bowls

  • Beans
  • Gluten-free BBQ sauce (e.g., Stubbs)
  • Rice
  • Water

Taco Pasta

  • Gluten-free pasta
  • Gluten-free taco seasoning packet
  • Diced can tomatoes
  • Jar of gluten-free salsa

Buffalo Chicken Rice

  • Gluten-free canned chicken
  • Buffalo sauce
  • Rice
  • Water

Spanish Rice and Beans

  • White rice
  • Oil
  • Tomato sauce
  • Seasoning salt
  • Chicken bouillon or chicken stock
  • Canned corn
  • Pinto beans

PB&J

  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Rice cakes

Extras

  • Gluten-free hard taco shells (check shelf life, and use and restock when needed)
  • Gluten-free tortilla chips (check shelf life, and use and restock when needed)
  • Dinty Moore Beef Stew
  • Hormel Chili

Desserts

Peach Cobbler

  • Can of peaches
  • Cinnamon
  • Gluten-free yellow cake mix
  • Sprite

Apple Crumble

  • Can of gluten-free apple pie filling
  • Gluten-free yellow cake mix
  • Cinnamon
  • Water

Brownies

  • Box of gluten-free brownie mix
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Applesauce

Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies

  • Gluten-free spice cake mix
  • Can of pumpkin
  • Chocolate chips

Nonfood items

Happy stocking up now for a brighter and stress-free later!

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