Because I’m Always Thinking Food…

7 Tue, 2010 § 9 Comments

Whether we’re romping around nature’s playground, saying goodbye or just adventuring it up, I’m constantly looking for yummy snacks that keep us fueled without weighing us down.

Here are some of our favorites:

Roasted Chickpeas & Pistachios, simply salted or amped up with herb seasonings

Sliced Baked Tofu [Wild Wood Organics makes “sprouted” varieties],

Whole Wheat Crackers [These are my favorite!  They are like a cross between a stoneground & a graham cracker — YUM — I think they are Barbara’s Wheatines.]

& a little leftover Roasted Kabocha Squash tucked in there.

[Gingerbread] Quinoa Granola

& fruit make for a great energy boost.

When we’re out all day, sometimes we need a bit more.

“Salads” are perfect.

A nice summer one of Quinoa with Chickpeas, Tomatillos & chopped, dried Apricots.

Another favorite is Lentils & Apples tossed with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar for a splash of flavor & to keep the apples from browning.  Add a touch of salt & pepper.


What are your favorite active-day snacks?


§ 9 Responses to Because I’m Always Thinking Food…

  • Julia says:

    I am also always thinking about food – it drives Tyler crazy! I love that you have so many homemade and healthy snacks!
    We rely on a lot of Clif Bars (and Luna Bars), pre-made trail mixes or dried fruit and nut mixes and usually sandwiches for the longer days. I’d love to focus more on homemade and whole foods rather than the somewhat processed stuff.
    On a random note, do you take food in glass containers with you when you hike or climb? We’ve weeded out most of our plastic containers out and have only meal size glass containers and I’m a little paranoid about breaking them/I don’t want to have to pack them super carefully.

    • Allie says:

      We threw away all of our plastic tupperware as well & only use glass containers, but since those are still packed away, we’ve been using Christine’s plastic ware lately. I often pack things in glass when we boulder & have only a short approach/hike. It is heavier & takes up more room but not so much that I can’t fit it somewhere. I usually find a way to pack lighter when we are hiking [longer distances] though. We also have a couple reusable sandwich bags; maybe I’ll take a photo & blog about this cute little zipper one I got with my produce bags — I should have done that here…oops.

      • Julia says:

        I’d love to hear about the reusable sandwich bags! I’ve been wanting to get some of those!
        And I feel better now about using the glass hiking 🙂

      • Allie says:

        I’ve also seen really neat stackable tin containers — those would be ideal for lunches & hiking!

  • Natalie says:

    I love that you guys use only glass tupperware. We’re moving toward that. We don’t buy plastic wrap or plastic bags, but still use tupperware to pack lunches.

    I’ve never made roasted chickpeas, but I really want to! I think they’d be right up my alley. Will you post a recipe for those? I think they’d be perfect on salad…and you know me and salad 🙂 Also, I’ve never thought of lentils and apples, it sounds like a winner!

    • Allie says:

      It helped that we were given a big set of glass containers a couple Christmases ago. I’ve seen this really great stackable tin containers for lunches & such — I’d love to find some.
      I’m shocked you’ve never had roasted chickpeas — it does seem right up your alley — I’ll make a big batch over the weekend after we move in.

  • I’ve always wanted to try roasted chickpeas, they sound so delicious!

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