Food storage is, for many of us, the most expensive prep. However, not all of our food storage preps need to cost money. The Prepper community is growing (YAY!!!) which means there are a wide variety of resources available to us and some of those resources are FREE. Below are nine free food storage PDF cookbooks that can be saved on your electronic device, a thumb drive, and/or a printed hard copy. Just click on the titles below to view the nine food storage cookbooks PDF.
Food Storage Cookbooks PDFs
This 20 page PDF cookbook has the recipes in categories: wheat, legumes, rice, oats, powdered milk, soup mix, pasta, and cornmeal. This makes it easier to find recipes on ingredients that you need to rotate through. The LDS Cannery offered a printed version of this food storage cookbook at their facility. You may be able to request a special printing of the cookbook for a group. There are many versions of this compiled work because it is continually being added to or revised.
There is a great website called Food Storage Made Easy that has a fountain of food storage recipes and resources. This 58 page PDF cookbook is a collaboration of recipes from their readers. Each recipe is in an easy to follow card format and many have pictures. The categories include bread and muffins, breakfast foods, soups and stews, main courses, sides, and desserts.
This 61 page cookbook is on the Utah State University website. The table of contents preppers recipes include wheat, rice, dry beans, oatmeal, dry milk, and homemade bread. There is also an index for easy to find recipes.
This cookbook is also from the Utah State University website. At the beginning of the cookbook, there is a Bean Cooking Times Guide and lots of helpful other tips to know when cooking with dehydrated beans. This 13 page PDF cookbook range from soups, bread, hummus, salads, and salsa recipes.
Freezer meals are a great way to add to your short-term food storage. The link provides 25 freezer meal recipes and grocery list. The link to the free printable PDF is below the 25 recipes and is label “click here for the free recipes and grocery list”. New Leaf Wellness is a recipe website that focuses on freezer meals. It’s a beautiful, easy to navigate website.
Powdered milk is not just for drinking when the regular milk runs out. It provides the opportunity to make a wider range of recipes. This cookbook is a 4 page PDF of five yummy powdered milk preppers recipes from a local food storage educator.
This cookbook was assembled by the University of North Dakota with a special emphasis on “healthy traditions” and nutrition for the National Resource Center on Native American Aging. This 58 page PDF cookbook’s categories are bread, corn, main dishes, soups, fruits and sweets, miscellaneous, and edible plants.
I appreciate technology for digitizing this very old treasure. It was published in 1803, has 244 pages, and the recipes are written in sentence form. This vintage cookbook and MANY others were collected by Michigan State University. A quote from the stewing section, TO JUG PIGEONS – “…having stuffed them with a mixture of their own livers shred with beef suet, bread crumbs, parsley, marjoram, and two eggs, sew them up at both ends”. Wow! You just can’t find a good recipe for pigeon these days.
This cookbook is more like a pamphlet. There is a total of 11 basic recipes that can all be printed on one page (front and back). This small recipe book is offered on LDS.org.
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