Clean Eating Emergency Kits

Clean Eating Emergency Kits

It goes without saying that “life happens”. There will inevitably be times when you are away from home, hungry, and you find yourself without anything clean to choose from.

Not a great place to be in. In fact, it makes me rather grumpy.

So I now have an emergency kit that I keep in my car. Since my car and I are always together (I love my Saturn, she’s such a good girl!), I figured that was the best place to keep an emergency kit.

For others, it may be an office or a locker, or one kit in several places. It can be any size you like, and M.A.N. is it handy!

No more grumpy! It’s magic!

Here are some ideas for foods you can keep in your emergency kit:

  • Protein bars
  • Dry oats
  • Nuts
  • Dried fruits (no sugar added)
  • Popcorn
  • Seeds
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (amazon affiliate link) in a Ziploc baggie

If you don’t have a drawer to keep things in, simply put it in a shoe box or other small container. Stash it where you know you will always have access to it if you need it. THEN FORGET ABOUT IT!!

That last part is key. If you eat from it regularly, then there is always the chance that it won’t be fully stocked when you truly need it. Remember, this is an emergency kit. As in, a I’m-away-from-home-without-clean-food-and-I’m-starving kit.

And don’t forget to mark your calendar regularly to keep rotating the foods in your kit. No sense leaving them there for months and then having to throw them out. If you rotate them on a regular basis, you won’t ever have to worry about it.

Article is an original work and is © Tiffany McCauley. It may not be reproduced for any reason without written permission from the author.

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  1. I live in Arizona so in my car doesn’t always work but I keep a bigger bag for a purse and always have a few KIND bars (awesome by the way and GMO Free). My favorite is the dark blue one fruit and nut delight. I also keep some things for the kids, banana and healthier crackers or applesauce to go. I love the idea of a shoe box at home to just grab. I am going to do that! I used to eat protein bars all the time but now have learned about soy and soy protein isolate, whey protein isolate and anyway so many things even in the good ones that aren’t so good so the Larabars are great, that is what I used to have until I bought a KIND bar at a starbucks and have been hooked ever since 😉

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jen – I don’t believe those bars are clean. Not judging, just a heads up incase you didn’t catch it.

  2. Oh, and if you DO live by a Trader Joes their organic olive oil popcorn is AWESOME! 1.99 a large bag.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jen – Yes! It’s yummy! 🙂

  3. What I a clean protein bar brand?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Becky – There are a few out there. I think Lara bars are the cleanest.

  4. I usually have a Kind Bar stashed in my bag and we keep raw pecans in the freezer, anytime he wants sometime to munch on he grabs some pecans!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Monica – I don’t think Kind Bars are clean, are they? What are the ingredients?

  5. RE: the KIND bars…. I have a couple in my pantry so here are the ingredients. I am new to the Clean Eating thing so please let me know what the specific non-clean ingredients are so I know for future reference.

    Maple Pumpkin Seed With Sea Salt
    Whole grains (gluten free oats, brown rice, millet, gluten free oat flour, buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa), tapioca syrup, pumpkin seeds, non GMO canola oil, coconut, sunflower seeds, honey, evaporated cane juice, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, gum acacia, sea salt, natural maple flavor, Natural Vitamin E

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Julie W – I’m not sure about the tapioca syrup. You would have to check into how that is made. But beyond that, the canola oil is highly processed, even if it is GMO free. I also question the gum acacia and the “natural” maple flavor. The word “natural” means something very different to food manufacturers than it does to us consumers and flavoring is typically pretty highly processed stuff as well depending on what is used.