Although Seth is all about that kayak life you could apply these for pretty much any post adventure snacking
Post kayaking is a difficult time for me, all I can think of is EATING. Especially on cold winter days, all I want is a good snack. I like to cover two bases on my post river snack, something warm and something to keep me going. In the last year or two I have really put more time in to trying to hack into the cheap (and healthy) snack life.
Something warm is easily conquered by whipping up a quick coffee, although I will sometimes spring for cafe coffee if thats a bit easier. I'm trying to cut back on paper cup usage because they don’t really bio-degrade in the same way other paper does. So whether I am making my own coffee in my stainless steel french press or shelling out for one I always have at least one re-usable cup in my vehicle at all times.
For that snack life, Apple or banana slices with Peanut Butter. Simple and delicious. Cut the fruit, thin spread peanut butter with a knife or a spoon onto said slices. Read the ingredients on your PB carefully. A lot of them are filled with bad sugars, additives and empty calories. You are looking to for the ingredients to be just peanuts, maybe a little peanut or vegetable oil (which stabilises it) and thats it. Those other ones are not good for you and are gonna leave you hungry AF in like an hour. If you wanna be health conscious you can measure out your pb into a container before you leave the house so you don’t hammer too much. Smashing the whole container is actually not that healthy for you!
My final snack life tip needs the most prep work. But it’s dope so you decide if it is too much work for you or not. Veggies and homemade Hummus. Once you start making your own hummus buying it in the supermarket is gonna be like, meh.. The hummus recipe I typically use is:
-1 can chick peas
-2 table spoons of Tahini
-2 teaspoons of cumin
-some water, not too much
- Then depending on how spicy you like it I like to add some red chilli flakes, chilli powder, and even some raw chillis.
Put all the ingredients in a blender, add a little more water if it’s too dry. Boom thats it. Put that it a container, pre-cut your veggies ( I recommend broccoli,. carrots, celery and cauliflower) and you are laughing.
So that’s what I got to tap into that snack life. Try them out and let me know what keeps you full after adventuring.