Know the rules for a powder day — no friends, no pee breaks, and no lunch break. Even if you’re A-OK with spending $20 in the lodge, sometimes, the conditions are just too great for a break. That’s where else these foods come in handy.
When I first started the Paleo diet, I thought I would never be able to find food that actually comes in a package that I could fit in my pocket. Since paleo food is mostly vegetables and meat, or “real food”, I thought it usually it couldn’t possibly come in packages. However, my mind was blown when I came across Mammoth bar. Since, discovering that, I have found many other foods that can fit in my pocket for my many days on the slopes
NOTE I have not been paid or promoted to include these items and brands. I discovered them myself and just want to spread the good news for other paleo-ers with an active lifestyle
1. Yes, there are paleo "clif bar" alternatives
Since coming across Mammoth bars a few years ago, my on-the-hill lunches have never been the same. Since then, I have discovered many other paleo protein bar companies. Most of these are pretty filling and full of healthy fats, enough carb and protein, and calorie-dense, making the perfect pocket food!
Others I recommend are:
Go Raw bars
2. Meat Jerky bars
3. dried fruit
I don't eat dried fruit very often because of the high sugar content, but when you're out and about in the cold adventuring, some natural sugar is what you want for energy. Figs are my favorite kind of dried fruit!
4. Grass fed cheese
Probably a cheaper protein alternative to those bars I mentioned above, but still healthy! Grass fed is important in any dairy product.
5. stuff I've baked
I love baking all sorts of paleo goods at home, so I usually have some stashed away in the fridge. Here is my go-to shortbread cookie recipe with 4 ingredients.
And that's my list of paleo stuff I bring on the hill on almost a daily basis! Gone are the days of taking an hour lunch break and stashing my cooler in the lodge, hoping it won't get stolen.
What foods will you bring on your next adventure?
Its great to get all these recipes and health tips, but what am I supposed to buy when I go the grocery store? Do I meal plan and take a detailed list? Do I freestyle it? Do I buy all organic? Do I even step foot in any aisle that is not fresh produce? Is my end bill going to give me a heart attack? I should buy the fat free version right?
Whether you plan or freestyle, it is really up to you. What I do is a hybrid. I have a list of stuff I know I have run out of, and I have some staples that I make sure I always have in the house. During this example shop, you will see many of my staple ingredients. I hope to answer some of the above questions and help you save money, eat healthy, and avoid the common traps in supermarkets.
So what about Organic? Well, it turns out that some foods should definitely be bought organic, and others don't matter as much if you want to save money. Click here to see the list
What I didn't buy
when something needs to be marketed as fat free/low fat, I usually steer clear of it. Chances are, you'll look at the ingredients and see tons of chemicals, sugar, or ingredients you can't even pronounce.
High-fat dairy products, such as butter or yogurt can be healthy if they are grass fed or organic.
Processed food or prepared frozen meals. I don't even buy "lean cuisine". I do still buy some things from the freezer aisle. Just keep scrolling :)
All this stuff above: Just don't.
What I did buy
So, find anything interesting? Surprising? Let me know!