Not Mexican, But Food 4 Patriots Is Great

I know… I usually post meals about Mexican food – but lately I am looking to increase my ability to not only survive a natural disaster, but also looking to thrive. Now of course I don’t expect anything catastrophic to happen, but is not a good enough reason to not at least prepare my family in case there is a food shortage.

So what is a guy like me to do? I started watching some YT videos about long term food storage and decided I would invest in something.

I wasn’t sure what to go with, until I saw this pretty entertaining video about a 72 hour food supply from Patriot Foods, or Food 4 Patriots depending on who you ask:

The video really convinced me as to how simple it would be just have some emergency food ready – just in case. I also saw this site where people can find out all about Food4Patriots if they would prefer to read, versus watch a video.

So after actually trying a couple of brands, in addition to Food 4 Patriots, I have come to the conclusion that for the price – it is the best option.

Plus it tastes delicious… so what is not to love about that?

In fact we liked it so much after trying out the 72 hour supply, we went ahead and ordered the 3 month supply, which turns out to be a great deal if you really break it down on a meal by meal basis.

Food 4 Patriots, 3 month kit.

So, yes this site is all about Mexican food – but in general it is about food and being smart and prepared.

I Recommend Miracle Biotics To Ensure Proper Digestion

While this blog is about sharing some of the best Mexican meal recipes, I would be remiss to not mention something that I feel very strongly about. That is digestive health. What is the point of eating great food if your body is not processing it correctly and extracting all of the great nutrients?

While I think of myself an expert chef, and an even better Foodie, I also am very serious about my health. But I am not necessarily a scientist nor am I a licensed traditionalist. But that isn’t a problem. There are plenty of resources out there to help us navigate digestive health.

One thing I have been interested in lately is how to make sure I have optimum digestive health. What does that mean? It means, I am making sure that my body has all of the nutrients and bacteria to effectively process the food that I eat and convert it into clean energy.

I have been using various probiotic supplements for a almost a year now, and combined with natural yogurt I feel that my digestion is great. But it wasn’t always that way.

I can tell I have great gut health now as I feel great, my bowel movements are consistent and my skin and hair look fantastic.

While I have tried quite a few probiotic supplements, the one I am sticking with is from a small company called UltraLite Nutrition. The product itself is called Miracle Biotics and for me, it works great. I take it daily and love the results I am getting. It all started about 8 months ago when I read this read this miracle biotics review and decided to give it a try.

While it is not available in stores, it arrived quickly and I began using it immediately. I was pleasantly surprised that I started feeling great within a few days of use. I mean, I literally could feel the difference it made having an army of healthy gut flora working hard to digest the food in my intestine and efficiently creating waste product of what my body didn’t need. The crazy thing is, it turns out my body was able to use a much larger amount of the food I ate, as the amount of my bowel movements decreased significantly. If you are curious why this is the case, check out this article that explains how miracle biotics can help with digestion.

I mean it is rather simple. If you give your body what it naturally needs to operate at peak performance, it will. That is how our body was designed to work.

Give it the right amount of nutrients combined with a healthy gut and the body will do the rest. That is the miracle of nature and why the human body is so amazing.

Now that we’ve covered this, let’s get back to some amazing Mexican Recipes.

Some Common Mexican Meals

Here are some great mexican meals:

Tostadas

Tostadas are similar to tacos, except they are flat, thin toasted tortillas topped with much of the same ingredients as a taco including beans, chicken, beef or pork, cheese, sour cream, chopped lettuce, sliced onions, and salsa. Enjoy this Mexican meal anytime you want a fun weeknight meal or as an alternative to traditional tacos.

Burritos

Burritos are another common Mexican meal. These wheat flour tortilla contraptions are usually steamed or grilled to keep them pliable and generally enclose a bulk of fresh ingredients such as beans, cheese, meat, lettuce, salsa, guacamole or any combination, before being wrapped or folded to secure the filling. This hearty meal is a great choice for lunch or dinner.

Tacos

Tacos are a traditional Mexican meal made of corn or wheat tortillas. They can be hard or soft and generally contain a variety of fillings including meat, cheese, lettuce and sour cream, then folded in half to enjoy.

tacos

Quesadillas

Quesadillas are a pretty simple Mexican dish consisting of a variety of ingredients such as cheese, chicken, peppers or beans, or a combination, nestled between two flat tortillas. These tortillas are then grilled or pan-fried until the outside is toasty brown and crisp and the inside is warm, melted and oozing, at which time, they are cut into 4-6 triangle shaped portions. Serve with a side of sour cream, fresh salsa or guacamole.

quesadillas

Mexican Rice

No Mexican meal is complete without a side of Mexican rice, also known as Spanish rice, arroz rojo or red rice. This savory Mexican dish is traditionally prepared by sauteing white rice, garlic, tomatoes, onions and other ingredients in a skillet until golden brown. Enjoy a bowl of Mexican rice by itself or as an accompaniment to enchiladas, corn tamales, stuffed pablanos and more.

Guacamole

This creamy, avocado-based dish has long been a staple for both Americans and Mexicans alike. Guacamole combines ripened guacamole with a variety of ingredients like onions, jalapenos, lime juice, cilantro, garlic and tomatoes and can be used as a dip, salad ingredient or condiment. Spice up your next taco night with a bit of guacamole on your tacos.

Salsa

Salsa, also known as salsa picante, is another fresh ingredient Mexican staple. Salsa is traditionally made using roasted tomatoes, fresh Serrano and garlic pounded to a paste using a pestle and Mexican volcanic-stone mortar, but it can also be made using a food processor or blender. Try fresh salsa on enchiladas, tostadas, and burritos or with nachos.

Buen provecho!