Nutrition

Healthy Backpacking Food Ideas – Superfood Ingredients

Healthy Backpacking Food Ideas – Superfood Ingredients

What are superfoods? Superfoods are nutrient rich foods that can help you achieve better health.  There is no set criteria for what qualifies as a superfood, but they are rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals.  Regularly consuming superfoods has been shown to prevent chronic […]

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Which nuts are the healthiest to eat?

Which nuts are the healthiest to eat?

Nuts are a staple for most backpackers because they keep well, have a lot of calories per ounce, and offer lots of nutrition that we need to keep us moving.  All nuts offer good fat and protein but some nuts offer bonus nutrients that can […]

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Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds come from the hemp plant, Cannibus sativa L.  It is often confused with the marijuana plant of the same family, but hemp contains only trace amounts tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the mind altering compound found in marijuana.  The nutritional benefits of hemp seeds were ignored […]

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Benefits of Cacao Nibs

Benefits of Cacao Nibs

Cacao nibs are basically chocolate in a minimally processed form and are considered raw chocolate.  Seeds from the Theobroma Cacao tree and are dried, separated from the husks, and roasted into the nibs.  They taste bitter with a light nutty flavor and are nutritionally packed. […]

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Trail Sprouting – How to Grow Sprouts While Backpacking

Trail Sprouting – How to Grow Sprouts While Backpacking

Most foods made for backpacking are lightweight, dehydrated, and calorie dense.  This is because you will be burning through massive amounts of calories while carrying everything you need to survive on your back.  Typical backpacker’s diets usually consist of protein bars, candy, beef jerky, and lots […]

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Top 10 Benefits of Chia Seeds

Top 10 Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are tiny seeds with huge nutritional benefits.  When added to liquid, these black and white seeds form a sort of gel so many people use them as an egg substitute or soup thickener.  They don’t have much taste, so they can easily be […]

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