Drought Food Price Hikes–Yikes!

English: Dry stream channel during drought con...

English: Dry stream channel during drought conditions, North Platte River in Goshen County, Wyoming, near Wyoming-Nebraska state line. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With much of the United States in moderate to extreme drought conditions food prices are hiking.  In order to thrive here are five things you can do now.

1.  Freeze fresh fruit for winter, spring, summer smoothies, pies, and jams.

2.  Find milk alternatives that your family will enjoy in their cereal or with their cookies–almond, rice, soy, sunflower, hemp, coconut . . .

3.  Research recipes online that are meatless, require less meat like soups, or use meat as a side as in salad topping.

4.  Train yourself and loved ones to eat cereal as a treat and not as a meal.  Decrease the amount of other grain foods (it’s actually healthier to eat less each week) and increase vegetables.  Adding cilantro and other greens to eggs, salads, and other dishes increases nutrition and taste while decreasing your food budget.

5.  Purchase canned and boxed food each week to donate to a food pantry or organization that feeds the hungry.

May you thrive despite the food hike blues.


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2 Responses to Drought Food Price Hikes–Yikes!

  1. This is a really good read for me. Must agree that you are one of the coolest blogger I ever saw. Thanks for posting this useful information. This was just what I was on looking for. I’ll come back to this blog for sure!

  2. Mom says:

    We are very fortunate here in our area we have an abundance of apples this year and most garden veggies.Sorry to know that that is not the case in most places.

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