Food and cooking
Light (easy to carry) and nutritious (not empty calories)
As little packaging as possible
Bring harder food, so it doesn't get damaged
(apple rather than banana,
dried rather than fresh)
Bring what you are familiar with
and what you like to eat and know how to cook.
Bring what is easy to cook
e.g. just add water, or reheat.
Bring something to make the day sparkle:
salad, cake, special coffee, sauces -
whatever is a treat for you in a meal.
Choose dense carbohydrates for slow release energy:
weetbix, oats, vogels bread.
Choose bananas or prunes for magnesium and
potassium which stops cramps.
Choose eggs, cheese, nuts (almonds are good), tuna,
dried or fresh or preserved meat for protein and energy.
Choose chocolate, biscuits, dried fruit, lollies,
and sweet drinks for quick release sugar -
but not all the time or you will crash.