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Day Hike Menu: Ultralight

What to eat when you're one person spending one day on the trail and looking to travel light

Snack 1
Three handfuls of dried-fruit-and-nut trail mix. Try this recipe below:
Fruitopia (all ingredients equal parts)

  • M&M’s
  • honey roasted peanuts
  • smoked almonds
  • yogurt covered raisins
  • dried mango
  • dried papaya
  • dried pineapple


  • A bagel smeared with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 2 strips of jerky
  • A handful of dried fruit
  • Trail bar

Snack 2

  • Trail bar and trail mix


  • 6 ounces of linguine mixed with half a can of chicken and topped with a sauce
  • 1 tortilla topped with grated cheese
  • 5 cookies
  • 1 cup of hot chocolate or tea
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