Survive2Thrive 100% Certified Organic 40 Days/Nights Preparedness Pail

 Table Of Contents

 I.              Basic Contents

 II.             Basic Content Description(s)

 III.            Basic Preparation Instructions

 IV.            Food Combination Instructions & Chart

 V.             Suggested 5-Day Meal Plan

 

Basic Information

Each Pail Contains The Following:

 

Organic Rolled Oats 5lbs. 50 x ½ cup servings
Organic Millet  4 lbs. 16 x ½ cup servings
Organic Brown Rice  4 lbs.  16 x ½ cup servings
Organic Green Lentil 3 lbs.   12 x ½ cup servings
Organic Garbanzo Beans  3 lbs. 12 x ½ cup servings
Organic Pinto Beans 2 lbs. 8 x ½ cup servings
Organic Black Beans 2 lbs. 8 x ½ cup servings
Organic Quinoa 2 lbs. 8 x ½ cup servings
Organic Pancake Mix (Gluten Free) 1 lb.  15x 2 pancake servings
Organic Sprout Blend 1 lb.  16 x 1oz servings
Organic EnerFood   14 oz. 50 x 1 tbsp. servings
Organic Chia Seeds 1 ½ lb.  16 x ½ oz. servings
Organic Miso Powder ¼ lb.  38 x 1tsp servings
Organic Cajun Spice blend to taste 1/8 lb.  

 

All items are sourced, packaged, and shipped by EnerHealth Botanicals

Certified Organic By Oregon Tilth

             

Basic Description

 

Why is the pail organic?

 

There is much debate about why going organic is so important. It is an important topic to debate for multiple reasons because it is truly significant with regards to our health. Most people I talk to believe that organics means foods that are grown without pesticides. While this is true and important, it is only a small part of a very important equation. When a farmer practices organic agriculture, pest and weed control are definitely part of the puzzle, but nourishing the soil and feeding and building up essential soil flora and fauna are the most important things farmers can do. 

The reasons for this are that if you nourish the soil well it builds a fungal web and also increases the health of soil organisms that break down the minerals into a size that plants can absorb. Healthy soil means healthy plants and healthy plants rarely need pesticides or herbicides, even natural alternatives. This is a much more essential part of the process. Other important things farmers can do are to build the soil with compost and minerals. Another essential element of organic agriculture is to preserve the soil you have built. This involves good water management to prevent erosion, as well as mulching that will also prevent erosion and hold the nutrients in the soil for the plant to absorb.

When you understand that conventional farming only fertilizes using 3 minerals; nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, you can see why conventional veggies have much less nutritional value. Our bodies need over 70 different minerals to function optimally and if they are not in the soil, as they are with a good organic farming method, we will not get them.

 

How does the pail differ from other stored foods on the market?

 

The concept of storing food is an age old one that is gaining a renewed appreciation in many circles and for many reasons. Unfortunately much of the stored food available on the market today has certain distinct disadvantages. Much of what is available is canned. Most cans used commercially for canning contain lining material that uses Bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disrupting compound that is being banned in Europe and many other countries worldwide. Additionally other stored foods are almost always contain high amounts of salt and sugar, in addition to artificial colorings, artificial flavorings, MSG and other items that have been proven to be detrimental to our health. We believe that whatever foods you store should be as healthy as possible and this is why we created the 40 Days/Nights Preparedness Pail.  

 

Basic Content Descriptions

 

Organic Rolled Oats         

Oats are highly nutritious and are rich in fiber. The special form of fiber in oats is itself rich in beta glucans, a kind of fiber with important cholesterol and blood sugar balancing as well as immune enhancing benefits. Oats are also rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. They are versatile in that you can cook them or just soak them for 20-30 minutes before eating them. Soaking oats with raisins or other dried fruit creates a very tasty breakfast.

Organic Millet 

Millet is another healthy grain that is less well known in the west but which is gaining in popularity. It has been enjoyed as a staple for hundreds of years in both Africa and certain regions of India. Millet is one of the few grains that is considered to have an alkaline effect on the body, a fact that is gaining recognition in many nutritional circles which consider an alkaline body is less likely to succumb to disease.  Millet is rich in amino acids, minerals, B vitamins and other important phytonutrients. It is particularly rich in phosphorous, a mineral that is crucial for the rebuilding of cell membranes and of the nervous system .  It also has a high amino acid content.

Organic Brown Rice

Why would you ever eat white rice, when the milling process removes close to 70 % of the nutrient content? Rice is probably one of the most consumed grains worldwide. Unlike white rice, brown rice contains valuable fiber in its bran as well as vitamin rich properties in the valuable rice-germ. Brown rice is also rich in minerals such as selenium, manganese, iron and magnesium, not to mention the many essential fatty acids and B complex vitamins, in addition to substantial amounts of fiber.

 Organic Green Lentils   

GreenLentilsare also a food with a high nutritional content.  As with most beans and pulses, lentils are high in fiber, which help s balance blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Lentils are also are rich in beneficial antioxidants, folates, protein, minerals and B vitamins. One mineral that is especially rich in lentils is magnesium, an important mineral that helps relax arteries and thus benefit cardiovascular health. Another important mineral well represented in lentils is potassium, a crucial mineral involved in the cell’s absorption of nutrients and release of waste. Lentils can be easily soaked overnight and then rinsed twice daily for 2-3 days until they sprout. In this form no cooking is needed and the lentils can be added to salads or sandwiches.

Organic Garbanzo Beans

Garbanzo Beans have high nutritional content, namely fiber, protein, trace minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, antioxidant rich phytochemicals and folates. Garbanzos, probably because of their high fiber and nutrient dense nature, give a feeling of fullness that prevents overeating. Garbanzos are high in fiber and many studies have shown how fiber assists in the balance of excess blood fats, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. 

Organic Black Beans       

Black Beanshave a special kind of fiber that the colon uses to produce butyric acid, a fatty acid that the cells of the colon uses to fuel their activity and maintain proper intestinal transit time. Sufficient fiber intake is crucial to good intestinal health. Black beans are rich in fiber, beneficial antioxidants, folates, protein, minerals and B vitamins. 

Organic Pinto Beans       

Pinto beans are high in fiber, which helps balance blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Pinto beans are also rich in beneficial antioxidants, folates, protein, minerals and B vitamins. One mineral that is especially rich in molybdenum that helps detox sulfites from the body. They also contain good iron content, a mineral that needs replenishing regularly. Other important minerals in pinto beans that are cofactors in the production of a very potent antioxidant, Superoxide Dismutase are copper and manganese.  Pintos are particularly high in protein too.

 Organic Quinoa 

Quinoa is a nutty south American “super grain” that is rich in amino acids, protein, and many other nutrients. What sets quinoa apart from other grains is that it is a complete protein. It is also high in mineral content, especially manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, copper and iron amongst others. Quinoa is also rich in phytochemicals that act as antioxidants in the body. A diet containing frequent portions of whole grains has been shown to contribute to a reduced risk for a large number of health conditions as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Organic Gluten Free Pancake Mix 

Thispancake and baking mix makes delicious, gluten free and casein free pancakes, waffles, crêpes, muffins and more. This mix blends well with the organic powdered milk in the pail. If you follow a gluten free and/or casein free diet, you can blend this mix with dairy free rice, or almond milk.

Organic Sprout Blend 

Our unique Sprout Blendcontainssprouts of the following seeds that are subsequently dried at a low temperature.French and red lentils; whole peas, mung beans, aduki beans, alfalfa and radish. As mentioned above under sprouted sunflower seeds, all sprouted seeds contain a much higher nutritional profile than their un-sprouted counterparts. 

Organic Enerfood Super Greens

EnerFood is our award winning greens product Enerfood was a must for the pail, since it 100% Organic and contains powerful nutrition for better health, energy and immune system support.It is not just us that think so. 

Organic Chia Seeds 

Chia itself is considered a superfood. It has an optimal balance of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids as well as being a superb source of vegetable based protein. Chia is hydrophilic in nature. It absorbs much more water than most other foods, leaving you feeling full and allowing your body to absorb nutrition more slowly.

Organic Fermented Miso Powder 

This organic fermentedvegetable stock is easily rehydrated with water and added to your beans or grains just prior to turning off the heat. Once added, remove pot from heat and allow this final liquid to be absorbed into the grains or mix with the beans. Miso is a great buttery and salty stock alternative that is rich in Vitamin B12 and minerals.

Organic Cajun Spice Blend

This tasty little blend adds some zest to your stored foods. When you prepare your beans or lentils, you can add some Cajun spice to the pot to give some clean warming flavor. It contains black pepper, cayenne, sea salt, garlic, onion and paprika.

 

Basic Preparation Instructions

 

These are basic prep instructions.

These are designed assuming you have just water and a heat source.

 Feel free to modify any recipe as needed.

 All beans should be soaked overnight in fresh pure water prior to cooking. This shortens the cooking time. Beans also cook very well in a pressure cooker.

         

 

Organic Rolled Oats      

 

You can prepare rolled oats simply by covering and soaking ½ cup of rolled oats in about 1 cup of water or milk for 15 minutes. Once soaked they are ready to eat. Alternatively boil 1½ cups of water and add ½ cup of rolled oats. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until it reaches the consistency you like for oatmeal.

 

Organic Millet      

 

Combine ½ cup of millet in a pan with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, turn heat down to simmer and cook until soft.Add water during cooking as needed to prevent burning your millet. Do not stir during cooking since that will result in a mushy consistency. Combine with your favorite bean to make a complete meal or eat by itself. Millet can be eaten for breakfast also as a porridge style dish. 

 

Organic Brown Rice      

 

Combine ½ cup of brown rice in a pan with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, turn heat down to simmer and cook until soft.Add water during cooking as needed to prevent burning your rice. Do not stir during cooking since that will result in a mushy consistency. Combine with your favorite bean to make a complete meal or eat by itself. Some chefs recommend rinsing grains and beans before cooking.

 

Organic Green Lentils 

  

Combine ½ cup of lentils in a pan with 2 cups of water. Soak for a minimum of 20 minutes or overnight. The lentils will absorb the water. Rinse and pour off rinse water. Add 2 more cups of fresh water, bring to a boil, turn heat down to simmer and cook until soft, normally 20 minutes to ½ hour. You can also cook for 4 or more hours in a crock-pot. Alternatively you can rinse the lentils twice daily, drain and allow to sprout for 3 days. Eat sprouts as a salad vegetable.If cookingadd water during the cooking process as needed to prevent burning your lentils. 

  

Organic Garbanzo Beans

  

Combine ½ cup of garbanzos in a pan with 2 cups of water. Soak for a minimum of 20 minutes or overnight. The garbanzos will absorb the water. Rinse and pour off rinse water. Add 2 more cups of fresh water, bring to a boil, turn heat down to simmer and cook until soft, normally 20 minutes to ½ hour. You can also cook for 4 or more hours in a crock-pot. Alternatively you can rinse the garbanzos twice daily, drain and allow to sprout for 3 days. Eat sprouts as a salad vegetable.If cookingadd water during the cooking process as needed to prevent burning your garbanzos. 

 

Organic Black Beans

 

Combine ½ cup of black beans in a pan with 2 cups of water. Soak overnight. The black beans will absorb the water. Rinse and pour off rinse water. Add 2 more cups of fresh water, bring to a boil, turn heat down to simmer and cook until soft, normally 1 hour or more. You can also cook for 4 or more hours in a crock-pot. Add water during the cooking process as needed to prevent burning your black beans. 

 

Organic Pinto Beans  

 

Combine ½ cup of pinto beans in a pan with 2 cups of water. Soak overnight. The black beans will absorb the water. Rinse and pour off rinse water. Add 2 more cups of fresh water, bring to a boil, turn heat down to simmer and cook until soft, normally 1 hour or more. You can also cook for 4 or more hours in a crock-pot. Add water during the cooking process as needed to prevent burning your pinto beans. 

 

Organic Quinoa

 

Combine ½ cup of quinoa in a pan with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, turn heat down to simmer and cook until soft.Add water during cooking as needed to prevent burning your quinoa. Do not stir during cooking since that will result in a mushy consistency. Combine with your favorite bean to make a complete meal or eat by itself. Quinoa can also be eaten for breakfast as a porridge style dish. Some chefs recommend rinsing grains and beans before cooking.

 

Organic Pancake Mix

 

Ingredients: ½ cup Pancake mix, ½ cup or more of water.

Mix pancake mix with water in a bowl. Add water to achieve desired consistency, blend or mix well with a fork or whisk to combine.  Scoop 1/4 of your batter onto an oiled griddle or pan on medium-low heat.  Cook for 2 minutes or until both sides are lightly browned. Top your stack of pancakes with toppings of your choice. For a fluffier pancake batter add one egg to your batter prior to mixing.

 

Organic Sprout Blend

 

These highly nutritious seeds have already been sprouted and do not need to be cooked. Eat sprout blend dry as a snack or soak 1 tbsp. of blend in ½ cup of water until the water is absorbed to soften. They are rich in protein, good fats, vitamins and minerals and make a very healthy snack. Chew them well and feel their high quality nutrition satisfy you quickly or soak them in a little water before eating to soften them.

 

Organic Sprouted Buckwheat 

 

Eat them by themselves as a healthy snack or combine them with rolled oats and water or a milk product of your choice such as oat milk, almond milk, etc.…for a healthy cereal style breakfast. If you have cinnamon or raisins available, throw them in, let them soak and thus give a little more variety to your healthy breakfast.

 

Organic Enerfood

 

As a food supplement combine 1 tsp. of Enerfood with 8oz of water or 1 tbsp. with 16oz water. Shake well and drink. You can also combine with fruit and juices to make a delicious smoothie.

 

Organic Chia Seeds

 

Eat dry as a snack and drink water. The chia will absorb the water and help keep you hydrated. Chia can also be sprouted. Eat chia by the spoonful. Chew it well and enjoy its nutty flavor. You can also mix it with cacao powder, coconut palm sugar or cinnamon, or any combination thereof. You can also add chia seeds to any beverage of your choice, such as water, juice, or your EnerFood Drink. 

 

Organic Miso Powder

 

Combine 1 tsp. of miso with 1 cup of hot water. Mix well and stir to dissolve. Add to your bean and grain dishes once cooked as a flavorful and nutritious stock!

 

Organic Cajun Spice

 

Add ¼ tsp. or more to your bean and grain dishes once cooked as a delicious truly natural source of flavor.

 

Survive2Thrive Food Combinations

The concept of food combining the individual items in the pail really enhances the overall nutrition and adds great variety to your meals.  

 When combining you are really only bound by your own imagination.  

 As with any meal, adjust to your preferences.  

 The chart below is a simple example of the basics of food combinations in the pail.

          

 

                 Grains                                      Beans/legumes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To use the chart:

 

Combine one item from the box on the left with one item from the box on the right. For example combine organic garbanzo beans with organic quinoa. 

Always remember that the pail includes organic miso powder and organic Cajun spice. Add a little of each to your combination to give more taste, preferably after they have finished cooking.

Chia can be eaten straight as a snack. The sprout blend and the sprouted buckwheat can be eaten straight as snacks or soaked to soften them up and then eaten with a spoon. 

Rolled oats can be cooked in water or milk or just soaked for 15 minutes with no need for cooking.

The pancake mix can be combined with water to make a batter and then cooked into pancakes on a griddle with oil or butter.

Enerfood should be shaken up with water or juice or added to a smoothie.

  

Suggested 5-Day Meal Plan

All of these recipes can be made with just the ingredients in the 40-day preparedness pail.

 

                                             Day 1                   Day 2                    Day 3                        Day 4                   Day 5

Breakfast

Rolled oats (Soaked with chia or buckwheat)

Cooked Millet with buckwheat sprouts

Pancakes

Rolled Oats (Soaked with chia or buckwheat)

Brown rice with buckwheat sprouts

Supplement

Enerfood in water 

Enerfood in water 

Enerfood in water 

Enerfood in water 

Enerfood in water 

Lunch

Simple Hummus. Cook Garbanzos and mash with cayenne & miso

Cooked Quinoa.

Mix with cooked Garbanzos. Add miso & Cajun spice to taste.

Lentil soup. Cook lentils with extra water. Add miso & Cajun spice to taste.

Black beans and brown rice. Add miso & Cajun spice to taste.

Pintos bean soup. Cook pintos with extra water. Add miso & Cajun spice to taste.

Snack

Chia seeds

Sprout blend

Buckwheat

Chia seeds

Buckwheat

Dinner

Lentil soup. Cook lentils with extra water. Add miso & Cajun spice to taste.

Garbanzo soup. Cook garbanzos with extra water. Add miso & Cajun spice to taste.

Simple hummus with pancakes. Cook Garbanzos and mash with cayenne & miso. Add on top of pancakes.

Black bean soup. Cook Black beans with extra water. Add miso & Cajun spice to taste.

Cooked millet and pinto beans. Add miso & Cajun spice to taste.