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    20 No-Cook Meals You Can Make To Feed Yourself Or Your Family After A Power Outage

    Stay safe, stay fed.

    If you've lost power after a storm or for any other reason, there are still ways to feed and nourish yourself. Below you'll find no-cook and low-cook recipes and meals you can put together with no electricity or minimal resources.

    And if you have meals or recipes that you turn to in these situations, please share them in the comments!

    1. Buffalo Chicken Wraps

    Buffalo chicken wraps

    2. Almond Butter (or Peanut Butter) & Banana Toast

    Almond Butter (or Peanut Butter) & Banana Toast

    3. Canned Chicken Salad

    4. Easy Overnight Oats

    5. Canned Corn & Black Beans

    Corn and black bean salad

    6. Canned Tuna Wrap

    Tuna & Avocado Wrap

    7. Shortcut Nachos

    Shortcut nachos

    8. Mayo-Less White Bean Salad

    White bean salad

    9. Zucchini Noodles

    10. Hearty Kale Salad

    Tuscan kale salad

    11. Hummus, Avocado, and Tomato Sandwich

    Hummus, avocado, and tomato toast

    12. White Beans on Bread

    Canned beans on bread

    13. Greek Tuna Salad

    Tuna salad, cucumbers, and tomato salad

    14. Blender Gazpacho

    If you’re lucky enough to have some sort of heat source — like a gas stove or grill that you can still light manually, or even a backyard campfire set up — you can still cook during a power outage as long as your ingredients don’t have to be refrigerated. (Or as long as you've got a smaller stash in a cooler.) Here are some options for that:

    15. Tomato Soup with White Beans

    16. Pantry Pasta

    Gnocchi puttanesca

    17. Upgraded Instant Ramen

    Upgraded instant ramen.

    18. Sausage and Potato Foil Packs

    Sausage and potato foil packs

    19. White Bean and Sundried Tomato Skillet

    20. Heat-And-Eat Stir Fry

    Heat and Eat Stir Fry

    What's your go-to meal or recipe in times when you've lost power or don't have access to it (like camping)? Share in the comments. 👇