Fiber Diet- with food storage recipes!

Loose weight.. on food storage??

My husband and I decided about a year ago to read and implement the "Fiber Diet" from Brenda Watsons Fiber 35. We think its one of the best "secrets" to loosing weight. I had just had my first child and was anxiously looking for a way to get my weight back down, and I just wanted to feel better. We both had amazing success, and have found a new way to keep our weight where we want it, and most importantly to feel great. Others in my family also tryed it and they all had great success.

We both lost 35 pounds in two months. We did this by eating 35 grams of fiber a day, and cutting back on refined sugars, and flour. I recommend getting the book for all the details and great info, but really its just alot of common sense like, eating healthy, and lowering your calories, and eating high fiber. We learned to encorperate beans in just about any meal. And what greater food storage product is there than beans?

We followed her meal plan for about 6 months. Since then, I have had another baby. I am trying to adjust to having two children, being on a tighter budget, and using my food storage regularly for meals. This is where the secret part comes it!! We both have still been able to control our weight, by getting our 35 grams of fiber in a day- EVEN while using our food storage for most meals!

We attribute our success to the habits we picked up and have continued to implement from FIBER 35. - So here's a collection of high fiber recipes specifically for showing that you can eat great healthy food, on a budget, and use your 3 month supply of food storage to do so. These are recipes that we encooperate into our weekly diet. Some of them are from Brenda Watsons book, others I have just learned, modified, and picked up from other sites.
Click Here for high fiber recipes


Canned Potatoes are great!

I was watching Sandra Lee on the food network make a potato salad with canned potatoes, I admit, I thought it was kind of weird at first! But I made it and loved it. Since then, I have always kept canned potatoes in my 3 month supply.

I have several recipes that they taste great in. They are quick and convienient. You can add them to soups and stews in a hurry. Or fry them up with butter and seasonings for an easy side dish. I stock up at walmart. They are anywhere from 44-60cents a can. You can buy diced or sliced.

Click Here for some recipes using canned potatoes.

Also click here for how to make your own canned potatoes


Food Storage Menu Idea

Creating food storage menus is a simple way to help you decide what to store. Consider the counsel to “Gradually build a small supply of food that is part of your normal, daily diet until it is sufficient for three months.” (Family Home Storage: A New Message, Ensign, March 2009.)

Below are 90 Food Storage Menu Ideas. Adjust to suit the needs of your family. The * indicates using a recipe which I am linking so you can print them. The x indicates how many times you serve the menu. These menus use a combination of small canned, packaged and long-term foods. Some bread may be stored in your freezer; however it may also be homemade. Menus have homemade spaghetti sauce, AND spaghetti sauce in a jar for times when you need simple preparation or emergency cooking. You decide. Snacks are included as many of us need to eat something between meals. Many of these meals are simple enough for teens or a spouse to prepare. Include a few freezer foods, but don’t depend on your freezer unless you have a generator. Menus that require freezer foods are italicized. Most menus use shelf-stable products.

3 x Oatmeal Chocolate Chip muffins*, water
3 x Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins*, water
6 x Apple Muffins*, water
12 x Wheat Waffles*, water
12 x Pancakes with pancake mix, butter/syrup milk
24 x Oatmeal w/raisins, water
30 x Cold cereal, powdered milk, water

12 x PB & J sandwich, fruit cup, boxed drink or Tang
12 x PB & J sandwich, pears or mandarin oranges, water
12 x Chicken salad sandwich, applesauce cup, water or Gatorade
12 x Tuna sandwich, baked beans or applesauce cup, apple juice or water
6 x Chili w/beans, saltine crackers, water
6 x Tomato soup, saltine crackers, water
6 x Ravioli's, banana chips, water
6 x Spaghettios, saltine crackers, Gatorade
6 x Canned Stew, Ritz crackers, applesauce, milk
6 x Cup o’noodle soup, V8 juice
6 x Macaroni & cheese, fruit cocktail, Gatorade

6 x Clam Chowder 19 oz., bread/butter
6 x Chicken Noodle soup 19 oz., bread/butter
6 x Vegetable Soup 19 oz., bread/butter
6 x Chicken, Vegetable, Pasta Soup 19 oz., saltine crackers
6 x Spaghetti w/jar sauce, canned corn, milk
6 x Spaghetti w/homemade sauce, canned green beans, milk
6 x Quick Chili w/corn*, Biscuits
3 x Pineapple Chicken*, rice
3 x Italian Pasta Salad*, Biscuits
3 x Chicken & Rice Casserole*, Biscuits
3 x Chicken w/ Egg Noodles and DH peas*, canned corn, milk
3 x Chicken w/ Egg Noodles and DH broccoli*, canned corn, milk
3 x Chicken a la King*, rice, canned green beans
3 x Creamy Chicken*, mashed potatoes
3 x Chicken, Noodles and peas*, canned pears
3 x Teriyaki Pineapple Beef*, rice w/broth
3 x Bisquick Vegetable pot pie*, canned peaches, milk
3 x BBQ Beef Casserole*, canned peaches
3 x BBQ chicken on hamburger buns, canned peaches milk
3 x Sloppy Joe's with canned meat* on hamburger buns, applesauce
3 x Enchilada Casserole w/corn*, canned peaches
3 x Beef Nacho Casserole*, Spanish rice*
3 x Roast gravy w/mashed potatoes, canned green beans, milk

18 x Food bar
3 x Pretzels
6 X Fruit snack
6 X Graham crackers
6 X M & M's or taffy
6 X Hot cocoa drink(has milk)
3 X Corn Chips w/homemade salsa
3 X Chips w/refried beans & homemade salsa
12 X Homemade popcorn
3 X Simple Scones*
3 X Caramel Popcorn*
3 X Cake w/frosting
3 X Brownies*
3 X Snicker doodles*
3 X Chocolate Chip Cookies*
3 X Chewy Oatmeal Cookies*
3 X Apple Crisp* w/shelf whip topping
3 X Easy Peach Cobbler*

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