|Spring hike to Jenny Lake|
I guess it proves that you don’t have to let food allergies keep you from doing the things you enjoy.
Two weeks ago, my son, Brian, and I did a nine-mile day hike into Jenny Lake near Idaho City. There still was snow to traverse to get to the lake but it was worth the effort.
|Brian hikes through the snow to Jenny Lake|
I packed in some fresh food, Orange Julius Kale Salad, http://catsinthekitchen.blogspot.com/2013/06/orange-julius-kale-salad.html, and sat by the lake enjoying this breathtaking view while I enjoyed my lunch.
|Orange Julius Kale Salad, http://catsinthekitchen.blogspot.com/2013/06/orange-julius-kale-salad.html|
Fur pups, Misha and Nika, loved the snow and the hike with their human pals.
|Misha by Jenny Lake|
Do you think Nika, a furry malamute, was enjoying her patch of June snow?
|Nika reclines on a patch of snow|
|Raw lemon blueberry bites|
I still do a little fuming that I have to do much preparation while my backpacking partners (husband and son) simply pick up a few pre-packaged meals, ready to rehydrate by adding hot water. Their backpacking menu will include freeze-dried eggs and bacon, beef stroganoff and chicken enchiladas.
|I'll see how packable these are.|
|If they don't hold up, they'll still be yummy!|
|Freeze-dried veggie soup in storage bags for packing|
I am packing along lots of veggie soup made from freeze-dried zucchini, onion, carrot, butternut squash, spinach and broccoli. I will stir in some sunbutter for extra protein and freeze-dried chicken can be added.
|Freeze-dried butternut squash/carrot/apple pudding with blueberries|
For breakfast, I will be trying out butternut squash/carrot pudding with blueberries. I took freeze-dried butternut squash and carrots and pulverized them into a nice powder to rehydrate with water. Again, sunbutter will be stirred in. I also prepared some yummy lemon-blueberry muffins, made with coconut flour for breakfast.
If you're going camping, hiking, backpacking, check out these other energy foods I packed along on previous trips:
Chocolate fix backpacking bars
Backpacking hot cereal
Carrot hemp seed crackers
Cacao spinach chia pudding
Backpacking seed bars
Here’s a recipe for delicious Raw Lemon Blueberry Energy Bites that can be eaten at home or taken along backpacking or camping. Note: I'm hoping they are packable. If not, they can be eaten with a spoon and they'll still be tasty!
Here's what you need:
3/4 cup sunflower seed flour made from ground raw sunflower seeds
3 T. coconut flakes
2 T. coconut oil
1 T. raw coconut flour
1 T. coconut milk or water
Juice of one lemon
2 tsp. of lemon zest
2 T. freeze-dried blueberries (or fresh if eating these closer to home)
1 T. sunbutter
1 T. raw coconut butter
Here's what you do:
Grind your sunflower seeds into flour in a coffee grinder or NutriBullet. Place all ingredients (except freeze-dried blueberries) in a food processor and blend into dough forms. Toss in blueberries and pulse a few more times to mix in. Shape the dough into balls and store in fridge or pack in containers to hit the trail!
Recipe submitted to: http://siftstirandsavour.com/2013/06/16/5-ingredient-mondays-asparagus-fries-carrot-ginger-celery-soup-spiced-roasted-almonds/