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Jonathan Bell

Jonathan Bell

6:33 AM on Saturday, June 15, 2019

Food for Trail Running and Other Outdoor Pursuits

Lately I’ve been experimenting with new foods while trail running and hiking and climbing. I’m kind of tired of the usual energy bars and gels as I find they make my stomach unhappy. Honestly, when my heart feels like it’s going to beat right out of my chest the last thing I want to eat is a sugary gelatinous goo.

To make it onto my list the foods need to be: transportable (light/low water content & crushable), keep for at least 2 days, and ideally have a high calorie content. The foods should be appetizing and appealing to me even when I don’t feel hungry.

This is the current list that I’ve come up with. I’ll try to update this list as I think of more suitable foods.

- Cashews
- Pork rinds
- Sardines in mustard sauce w/ corn tortillas
- Olive Oil
- Nuts
- Cliff Blocs
- Cliff Z Bars
- Rxbars
- Dates w/ peanut butter
- Bacon (pre-cooked)
- Dark Chocolate
- Whisps (dehydrated cheese)
- Pâté
- Fat Bombs (