Cooking

Day Hike Menu: Ultralight

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

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SHOPPING/PACKING LIST

  • 8 ounces granola
  • 12 ounces of mixed dried fruit
  • 4 ounces powdered milk
  • 1/2 cup M&M’s
  • 1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup smoked almonds
  • 1/2 cup yogurt covered raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried mango
  • 1/4 cup dried papaya
  • 1/4 cup dried pineapple
  • 1 bagel
  • 8 ounces beef jerky
  • 2 trail bars
  • 6 ounces linguine
  • 1 7-oz. foil package of chicken in water
  • 1 flour tortilla
  • 4 ounces grated cheddar cheese
  • 5 cookies
  • 2 packets hot cocoa

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

Lunch

  • 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

Dinner

  • 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