Food Update

14 May

One of the big questions we get about trail life is “what do you eat?” Since we have definitely adapted and improved our diet since we started in Maine, I think it is time to come back to this question. One of our big changes in strategy during this second part of the trail has been food drops. We bought all of our food for the last 800 miles and separated it into 3-6 day groups and shipped them to ourselves in towns along the trail. Many gear stores and hostels accept packages for thru hikers along with post offices. So now it has become a game of hiking drop to drop instead of scrambling to find grocery stores or gas stations to buy food and supplies. This has worked well for us because at this point we know what we like. Pop tarts? No thank you. Fruit snacks? Yes please!

So here is the breakdown of our breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks followed by pics from our last drop.

Breakfast:
-Drink of 1 scoop Slim Fast high protein, 1 instant coffee packet and 1 scoop dehydrated milk
-Dehydrated pineapple, mango and kiwi
-Fig newtons or protein bar

Snack 1:
-Protein bar (we shoot for at least 20grams. Powerbar chocolate peanut butter is a favorite)
-Fruit snacks (Welches is my fav, Motts is Emily’s)

Lunch:
-Tortillas with either peanut butter, Justin’s maple almond butter, Nutella, or tuna fish salad packet
-Pretzels or salty trail mix

Dinner:
We eat 5 main dinners:
1) Kraft Mac and cheese (comfort food that never gets old)
2) Thai peanut pasta (whole wheat linguini with peanut butter, soy sauce and brown sugar)- so much protein and so filling!
3) Whole wheat pasta with Sundried tomatoes, olive oil and parmesan cheese- delicious!!
4) Darn Good Chili- dehydrated chili found with the soups
5) Lipton Cheddar pasta with broccoli with a packet of tuna mixed in.

Dessert:
-Mini kitkats, Reese’s peanut butter cups, Jordan almonds, almond joy pieces.

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One Response to “Food Update”

  1. PACE May 14, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    No pop tarts! What about bears bfast? Jk. Y’all are almost done. They will fly by. Good luck and safe travels.

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