Spring Cleaning, Eating & Camping
20 Wed, 2011 § 4 Comments
Spring has brought on more than just the need to get out & rough it for a few days. It has triggered other transitions as well — Spring Cleaning we’ll say — like cleaning up our finances & tracking how we are spending all of our income, so we are better & more quickly able to save up for more extensive traveling.
That is not the only thing I have been cleaning up a bit though: I generally eat quite clean but lately have been trying to eat particularly clean & time my meals according to my physical activities. I feel great & might be figuring out a few more things about my body & nourishing it properly.
It can be tricky to eat clean while camping though. With a good amount of planning & prep work, I think I may pull it off for our Creek trip though. I will share details, photos & recipes after our trip, but here is a look at our menu:
~Breakfasts are simple & light, so we can get up & get to the crag [the outdoor “climbing wall”] bright & early.
- Rooibos tea
- sprouted quinoa, pear & molasses granola
- Dave also has muesli & oatmeal, kefir & hard-boiled eggs.
~”Lunch” is also small; we prefer to snack throughout the day between climbs.
- fruit: apples, cantaloupe, kiwi
- dates rolled in coconut
- popped amaranth & papaya energy bites
- baked tofu
~Few things are better than returning to camp completely exhausted & enjoying a delicious, nourishing dinner. Some of these are experimental, & I’m excited to see how they turn out. Cross your fingers for us!
- tinfoil dinners with lentil-walnut burgers & meat for Dave [2 nights]
- Field Roast sausages with roasted apples, butternut squash & rosemary in butter lettuce wraps [2 nights]
~We always wish we had something sweet after dinner, so I decided to make a treat to satisfy our cravings but without the sugar shock or heaviness flour often leaves.
- [flour-less] almond butter & cacao nib cookies
~Staying hydrated means a lot of water; I am also taking coconut water this trip. We always come home a little dehydrated — sometimes more than a little — & sometimes I get pretty sick following a trip. I also often crave tart juice after an especially active, sweaty day, so I grabbed a tropical Naked juice made with coconut water, pineapple, mango & other juices for a nice treat on the rocks.
How & what do you usually eat while camping?