Food on the Trail
- OATMEAL - a combination of rolled oats, instant oats, Barlean's chia/flax/coconut blend, brown sugar, walnuts and cranberries/raisins (or foraged fresh berries)
- GRANOLA - homemade or store-bought with powdered/rehydrated soy milk, and cranberries
- WARM DRINKS: coffee, green tea, hot chocolate or a mocha; make a mocha by mixing hot water, powdered soy milk, dairy free hot chocolate powder and any kind of instant coffee
- SWEET POTATO - add hot water to a dehydrated sweet potato and let it sit for a few minutes, then add walnuts
Snacks are of utmost importance to hikers. I'd say at least 50% of calories come from snack foods, eaten either on short breaks or while walking.
- COLD LUNCH - choose crackers, rice cakes, or tortillas and spread with rehydrated hummus, peanut butter or almond butter, or enjoy the luxury of a fresh avocado on the trail
- HOT LUNCH - make your own soup mix by combining buckwheat/soba/rice noodles, a miso soup packet/half of a veggie bullion cube/another sort of flavor packet, with freeze-dried veggies and maybe throw in some peanut butter; make a burrito by mixing rehydrated beans and instant rice or instant mashed potatoes inside a tortilla; have some instant soup found in the bulk aisle of a natural food store
*we do enjoy a Backpacker's Pantry-type meal every now and then but find that it often makes us feel a little sick afterwards due to the preservatives and processed soy protein, so we try to keep them to a minimum!