Outdoor Eating - One Days Food

Welcome one and all... Below you will find a one day food list that will provide you with a descent amount of calories for a temperate environment for one whole day or backpacking, motorcycle camping or, if you fancy, sitting at home!

I am certainly no expert in nutrition but I have taken a keen interest in eating more whole foods since I had a heart attack and was diagnosed with CHD (Coronary Heart Disease). I used to have a terrible diet of mostly refined sugar and meat with the odd bit of potato and pasta but mostly sugar and meat. Over the last few months I've come to terms with the fact that that diet was bad for me. Trouble is it's very convinient to eat like that when you are camping. To that end my camping food has changed and I'll list some of my "1 day diets" here over the next few week and months. I'm still refining them but they'll get there in the end!

1 Day of Food:

1 cup of oats with semi-skimmed milk + 4 chopped dates = ~ 400 Calories

2 Peices of Fruit + quarter a cup of mixed nuts = ~ 300 Calories

Half cup of Quinoa with 1 tablespoon of organic peanut butter, 1 tea spoon of mustard (or powder), 1 tablespoon olive oil - add spinach and mushrooms for veggies = ~ 300 Calories

Afternoon Tea:
Salad Sandwich or just plain salad = ~ 100 Calories

Tuna/Sardines with brocoli, carrot and parsnip soup = ~ 300 Calories

Evening Snack:
Grapes and a slice or two of homemade bread toasted = ~ 200 Calories

Nakd Bars
Dried Fruit
Sugar Free / Natural Sugar Mints and Sweets (stave off the eating urge)

What to take:
Peanut Butter
Fruit (oranges, apples, bananas, pears, grapes and such)
Olive Oil
Home Made Bread (see here)
Mixed Nuts (get whole one, not flavoured ones)
Simple Salad


Your transport method can ruin soft fruits and break glass containers (no matter how tough they seem) if your not careful!
Certain fruits can keep for several days at room temperature, pick your fruits well and eat the ones that'll go off first!



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