Our favorite food/snack to bring during an expedition (2017-18) , (2020-22)

The biggest rule for family adventures is to always bring food. Even if we don’t have little kids now, even big kids get hungry when they’re hungry. Dealing with hungry children is not fun.
When you go hiking or on any long trip, you want a food that
1) Last long
2) Taste Good
3) is NUTRITIOUS (especially for long trip)
4) fair price

We’ll share some of our favorite snacks and drink

We are always looking for healthy, filling bars to eat in between clients. These bars are delicious, not too sweet but packed with flavor and gives us the energy to keep up with a busy day.
We consider these bar to be the BEST of the BEST bar , when it comes to long endurance rides.

The ingredients are all natural and like seeing on nuts and berries as compared to many bars that taste synthetic and are hard to chew and break down. Calorie count at 380 is also packed with rich natural energy.
These are the only bars I use anymore when i need to take a trip that involves very high amount of physical activity.

Now here is one of the most lets say… Interesting , snack item that we have had so far.

My wife Anna introduced me to these and I absolutely love them.

This Honey waffle was a very good surprise for us. They’re healthy and they taste so good! Highly suggest! They’re perfect for a little snack throughout the day! We surely did not expect it to be so flavor rich and tasty !
We found that it works great for the energy needed before and after a long walk or run. Great taste, easily chewable and light carbs. These are a great snack or that go too before your workout. Nothing to be suspicious about here, the waffle are just as described. All the ingredients added are natural, no preservative, no weird chemical that you cannot pronounce the name . And the honey taste is 11/10 .
In short, we DEFINITELY recommend these to all runners or hiker.

ITS NOT DONE YET !
Now that you know some good item to bring to EAT, how about something to DRINK !
There are many many many choice of electrolyte drink, vitamin drink, probiotic, etc etc etc.
So many choicces that it can be a little bit confusing , to say the least.. Even for us…

We decided to try one of the top seller in the “Electrolyte and Replacement Drink” section.

it is now time to present you one of the most hydrating drink we have ever tested so far
The Nuun Sport: Electrolyte Drink Tablets
You heard right ! it is a Tablet ! You simply mix the dry tablet in water and thats all

We are going to start out with the positives first, the amount of tablets you get for the money is pretty amazing compared to other electrolyte packs. We personally feel like they help me after hours long intense work outs to prevent muscle cramping and dehydration. Plus they are fizzy so it’s almost like a soda carbonation.

ONLY 1 DOWNSIDE

The downside is that they take at least 10 minutes to dissolve in the cup of water so if you want to drink it in a hurry..well good luck.

We find that it is not too much of a big deal, since 10 minutes is too long, But we did wish it was a LITTLE bit faster…

To conclude, we find that it is a great alternative to “sports drinks” with ridiculous amounts of sugar and artificial sweeteners. all the electrolytes you need and nothing you don’t. drinking lots of water to stay hydrated can be a chore, but these tablets make hydration less boring. they are a mainstay in my pantry now, highly recommend.

And 1 last thing about this product, did you know that there is only 15 calories in each capsule.
So if your goal is to lose weight, this is a pretty good alternative to other drinks.