Lunches & Snacks

I don’t tend to stop and eat a single meal which I would call lunch.  Instead, I like to eat snacks continuously throughout the day.  It helps keep my energy up and I never have that yucky feeling that sometimes happens when you hike immediately after eating a meal.  These are the daily staples of my trail snacks and lunches:

 

Tuna Tortilla and Fritos.  Try to buy the tuna packed in olive oil.  It's the best!

Tuna Tortilla and Fritos. Try to buy the tuna packed in olive oil. It’s the best!

PCT Section H Kings Canyon National Park Muir Pass trail food hummus lunch

Hummus Wrap with veggies, pine nuts & olive oil. Powdered hummus is easy to find at most grocery stores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PB & J Tortillas- also makes a great breakfast!  I carried a jar of peanut butter, but you can find single serving packets made by Justin's.  Bonne Maman makes the best single serving strawberry preserves.  You can find them on both Minimus Biz or Amazon.

PB & J Tortillas– also makes a great breakfast! I carried a jar of peanut butter, but you can find single serving packets made by Justin’s. Bonne Maman makes the best single serving preserves. You can find them on both Minimus Biz or Amazon.

I never get tired of gummy candy and it gives me a super burst of energy.  I try not to buy any candies made with high fructose corn syrup.

I never get tired of gummy candy and it gives me a super burst of energy. I try not to buy any candies made with high fructose corn syrup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<strong>Yogurt</strong> is so refreshing, plus it brings the benefits of probiotics.  If you're intrigued, read <a title="Trail Yogurt" href="http://askirtinthedirt.com/food/lunches-snacks/how-to-make-trail-yogurt">How to Make Trail Yogurt</a>.

Yogurt is so refreshing, plus it brings the benefits of probiotics.  If you’re intrigued, read How to Make Trail Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trader Joe's Omega Trek Mix is my favorite, but I love any kind of trail mix!

Trader Joe’s Omega Trek Mix is my favorite, but I love any kind of trail mix!

Trader Joe's Flattened Banana- incredibly tasty and full of potassium!

Trader Joe’s Flattened Banana– incredibly tasty and full of potassium!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trader Joe's Beef Jery, Teriyaki flavor. I would snack on this all night if I didn't think it would attract a bear because it smells so good.

Trader Joe’s Beef Jerky, Teriyaki flavor. I would snack on this all night if I didn’t think it would attract a bear because it smells so good.

Hands down, my favorite store-bought jerky is Simply Snackin.  Their varieties are practically endless and the jerky is always tasty & tender!

Hands down, my favorite store-bought jerky is Simply Snackin. Their varieties are practically endless and the jerky is always tasty & tender!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kind bars are one of the few nut bars that I like.  Their flavors are so good, you feel like you're eating a candy bar!

Kind bars are one of the few nut bars that I like. Their flavors are so good, you feel like you’re eating a candy bar!

Nature's Bakery Fig Bars come in a great variety of flavors, can be bought in bulk, and are tasty for any meal of the day.

Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars come in a great variety of flavors, can be bought in bulk, and are tasty for any meal of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The SunRype Fruitsource bars are the juiciest fruit leather bars I've ever had. They pack in both flavor and calories. DELICIOUS!

The SunRype Fruitsource bars are the juiciest fruit leather bars I’ve ever had. They pack in both flavor and calories. DELICIOUS!

Stretch Island Fruit Leather come in a varriety of flavors, can be purchased easily in bulk, and is easy to eat throughout the day.

Stretch Island Fruit Leather come in a variety of flavors, can be purchased easily in bulk, and are easy to eat throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

 

Peanut M&M's dont' have any partially hydrogenated oils. :)

Peanut M & M’s don’t have any partially hydrogenated oils. Same with Trader Joe’s Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds: they pack in the calories with a mix of protein, fat, & carbs.

It sounds strange to pack out olives, but if you're an olive lover, these are the treats for you!  Mario Camacho and Oloves both make pouches of flavored olives, minus the liquid.  I like to put one or two of these in each resupply box.

It sounds strange to pack out olives, but if you’re an olive lover, these are the treats for you! Mario Camacho and Oloves both make pouches of flavored olives, minus the liquid. I like to put one or two of these in each resupply box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dried Seaweed has a tremendous amount of iron, plus lots of calcium, vitamins A and C. I'll inhale this salty snack in less than two minutes.

Dried seaweed has a tremendous amount of iron, plus lots of calcium, vitamins A and C. I’ll inhale this salty snack in less than two minutes.

I love bringing fresh fruit on the trail- they're sweet and juicy!  If you don't mind carrying the extra weight, then a small green apple or two or a couple cartons of fresh berries will be a delicious treat at the top of a climb on a hot day.

I love bringing fresh fruit on the trail- they’re sweet and juicy! If you don’t mind carrying the extra weight, then a small green apple or two or a couple cartons of fresh berries will be a delicious treat at the top of a climb on a hot day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veggie Leather Posts Coming Soon

Tomato Sauce Leather

Pumpkin Leather

Carrot-Ginger Leather

Tomato-Red Pepper Leather

 

Links

How to Dehydrate your own Food

Desserts (yes, please!)

Dinners

Breakfasts

How to Make Yogurt on the Trail

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