What am I eating? More like what am I not eating. You don't want to get in-between me and my big bag of food. I'm HANGRY!
I literally unzip the pocket on my pack's belt and shovel food into my mouth every hour. It's my fuel.
Before we get to all the boring healthy items I will list-- because I'm naturally this way-- I'll start by confessing I've eaten a king size Snickers (if you know me, this NEVER happens), M&M's, salted caramels and a maple bacon cupcake. AND in just ONE day, I scarfed down a turkey burger, a hot dog, a piece of pie, two bags of Ruffles, and a few others I try to block out. Needless to say I was super sick after that.
Sometimes we mix up our own concoctions. Like "hot chocolate" which is pudding mix and protein powder stirred with a stick. All the cool kids trade food or we scavenger for new food out of the hiker box. A hiker box is where people leave food they don't need or don't want.
I wake up and immediately eat cold gluten free oatmeal mixed with chia seeds, hemp and buckwheat. On top of that, I sprinkle nuts, dried fruit and granola.
We pack up and start hiking, and an hour later I'm unwrapping a protein bar.
By mile five, I squeeze a packet of applesauce into my mouth. An hour after that, I squeeze almond butter out of an individual packet.
You get the trend yet? A lot of squeezing while stepping and stuffing empty wrappers into my pocket.
In the afternoon, snacks consist of trail mix, dried mangoes and maybe another packet of almond butter. There's a lot of sugar going into my body and I've been craving more salty items. Some days I dream about BBQ chips, but don't have them. Feel free to send some :)
For dinner, we boil water for mac & cheese made out of quinoa and organic cheddar. Another option is an entree my cousin created, couscous with dehydrated vegetables and chef seasoning.
Sometimes for a drink, I shake up a PlantFusion® Phood™ protein shake. By now you can see my menu doesn't consist of salad nor any greens. How do I get it? Phood is made with broccoli, watercress, daikon radish, kale mustard, red clover, and cauliflower. This green complex helps your heart by reducing bad cholesterol levels and increasing good ones. It includes natural antioxidants and enzymes to detoxify your blood and protect from free radicals.