What I Will be Eating on my Thru Hike
Whenever I go into the backcountry I am looking for quick, easy, tasty recipes. Over the years I have come up with a few favorite, lightweight and simple trail recipes. These are meals that I know I can enjoy for many days (and hopefully months.) In addition to taste, nutrition is also a high priority to me and I have tried to incorporate added nutrients into these meals.
Here are some of my favorite most simple recipes that are sure to pack a lot of calories! These recipes have been field tested on the JMT, in the Enchantments, and on Mount Baker!
-1/2 cup small pearl couscous
-Handful sun dried tomatoes or dried veggie soup mix
-1/4 cup dry hummus mix
-1 TBSP olive oil
Trail breakfast burritos
-4 tbsp egg crystals (I like OvaEasy)
-handful of dehydrated beans and/or veggies
-4 tbsp dried mashed potatoes or hash browns
-handful of beef jerky or bacon bits
-hot sauce or ketchup packet
-instant oatmeal packet
-hot chocolate or breakfast essentials packet
-instant coffee packet
-handful nuts or seeds
-handful peanut butter powder
-2 packets plain ramen
-1 packet Knorr pesto sauce mix
-1 tbsp olive oil
-handful sun dried tomatoes
-Textured vegetable protein (TVP)
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