Whether you are planning a day trip outdoors, overnight hike or a full out camping adventure – good food is essential. Take the time to prepare for your time in nature by packing foods that are lightweight, ready-to-eat and of course provide high levels of nutrients.
Nutrition Tips For Outdoor Adventure
Lightweight – All your hiking/camping supplies can get pretty heavy. So when it comes to food a good option is to chose foods that have little to no water content (dehydrated). The less weight you have in the food – the less you have to lug on your back.
Ready-to-eat – If you are out for a full day of hiking, the last thing you want to do is spend hours cooking and cleaning up. Go for quick easy foods that don’t require any prep and will keep you energized to keep on trekking.
Nutrient-Dense – Hiking can burn up tons of calories and it is important to replenish yourself with clean, high energy nutrients so you can keep going strong.
We have put together 18 simple and nutritious recipes designed for your hiking and camping excursions.
Simple, Ready-To-Eat Options
Here is a list of essentials that don’t require any prep , are nutritious, lightweight and ready-to-eat. They can be very useful to have on hand.
Going hiking? Check out this post that breaks down the essentials you should have in your pack. Since nature (and life) is unpredictable we broke it down to three main categories – SAFETY, SURVIVAL and BASIC COMFORT. For a little entertainment check out our video:
Dedicated to your health & wellbeing,