What to eat when hiking
There’s something about fresh air that just increases one’s appetite! I guess it’s also because I’m expending alot of energy on my hikes. Fortunately, this time it was only 15km – the first stage of Roslagsleden.
Now what to bring that has little weight but will give you a lot of energy? Well, there’s that thing called trail mix. Personally, this is my favorite snack on the trails! I love nuts and the dried fruits add some sweetness so it seems like you’re having a treat as well.
The problem with carrying fresh fruits is the weight problem. With a bad back and neck, I have to consider very carefully what I can have in my pack!
I usually double up on my lunch as I find that I drink and eat more on the trails. A bottle of homemade fruit juice, my homemade V5 consisting of carrots, granny smith, celery, cucumber and some red currants and a banh mi is my favorite fare!
Another favorite is Chinese tea eggs. Instead of the boring boiled eggs, these are spiced with star anise, cinnamon, etc. and sure do the trick quelling those hunger pangs!
Another problem is when I get home. It seems that I couldn’t stop eating. I’d raid the fridge and my mouth’d be working non-stop for 2-3 hours because my body would be craving so much food! In the end, I’d go to bed too tired from chewing but still not totally full. Strange!
What’s your experience on the trails? And after? What’s your favorite food when hiking? Do you spend your evening gorging on food non-stop? Shoot me a line!