Avoid the additives and preservatives in prepackaged camping foods and instead try packing these whole foods for your next trip to the great outdoors.
When you go hiking or camping, you don't have to leave your health regimen behind. Follow these tips for hiking and camping “the natural way” from Jim Gallagher, MS, RD, CD:
When going on a hike, make sure you:
For overnight trips, avoid prepackaged “hiking/camping food” which can be found at outdoor equipment stores. “Those foods have a lot of additives and preservatives, and they also tend to lose many of their vitamins and minerals in the prepackaging process,” says Gallagher. “Besides, they have a lot of waste in their packaging and they are expensive.” Instead, travel lighter—and lighter on the earth—by packing your own foods, including:
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