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Old 02-09-2011, 09:35 AM   #16
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i stop at subway (they're everywhere) and get loaded foot long veggie subs on wheat every other day or so. i eat 1/2 then and 1/2 for dinner. i figure even if i eat some bad meals, i atleast get some healthier ones. i always feel like shit after eating fast food and riding again so i try and avoid it.

also i stop at health food stores when i see one and see what they have premade.

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Old 02-09-2011, 10:32 AM   #17
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Hey I like it. Allot of that packaged soup/chili stuff is really high in sodium, which effects me terribly. Its also expensive.
When Im on the road and I need to be cheap, I like to get that multi-grain twisted curly-cue pasta stuff. I can cook it up and store it in a big zip-lock. I take a small bottle of Italian salad dressing and ive got a decent meal, cheap. I snag some of those single portion salad dressing foil-pacs found at restaurants and some 'food courts'. Gives variety. Buying a cooked chicken breast at a grocery store deli counter, dice it up, add, umm better. My favorite, BELLA brand (Portuguese) sardines in oil added to the pasta.
Another is ramen noodles (most grocery stores have some of the premium noodles too) with an egg dropped in while boiling. Add green onions and maybe some chinese cabbage. I use half of the flavor packet.
Stuff will keep better than you think/seasonally adjusted.
When Im on the cheap I eat for about four to six bucks a day and feel I eat well.
I don't often buy allot of canned stuff except to augment my staples. Staples Rice, Flour, Pasta etc. is cheap, lightweight and easy to carry. Eggs can be carried successfully too.
There is economy in numbers too. Two or three can eat cheaper than one.

It may not work for you but it does me.
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:22 AM   #18
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Maybe I've been in the wrong thread. Does this qualify?

I enjoy cooking on the road, camping or in a motel room. Disable the smoke alarm first or you get too much company.

As has been mentioned, traveling with two or more makes cheap, healthy, and flavorful much easier to attain. I'll go through a few dress rehearsals in the next couple of weeks and post em' up.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:35 PM   #19
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Too easy.

Eggs, Lentils, anything green and leafy, nuts, chicken/beef/pork/fish.

If it comes in a box or contains white carbs - not healthy.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:03 PM   #20
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Check this thread out as well for eating properly on the road. Slowphil
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:03 PM   #21
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or contains white carbs - not healthy.
I don't quite buy that.

First, I will offer a cliche: Variety is the spice of life.

You can take that literally and figuratively. On the road, especially, you need to be a bit open in order to provide a balanced diet.

Second, I will coin a phrase: There is no bad food, only bad cooks.

Again, you need to be ready to take advantage of what is available.


Kill it, skin it, pluck it..........

Dig it, crop it, seine it.......

Slice it, dice it, peel it........

Steam it, boil it, saute' it..........


A fresh caught trout, cattail with a hint of ramp. A salad of young dandelion, greenbrier shoots, and purslane. Come on, you are going to deny yourself the starch?

A country boy can survive.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:38 PM   #22
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Thanks for starting this thread Dakardad. I'm all ears
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:22 PM   #23
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Instant meals and subway food is not particular healthy, atleast not in europe :)
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:30 PM   #24
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What are your suggestions then?

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I suggest skipping white bread totally, it's nothing my empty energy. It's as unhealthy as pure butter.

If going down the route of potatoes, pasta and rice, then stick to:

Bake potatoes, they contain less starch. Don't peel them if you can avoid it.
Brown pasta/Whole grain/Full grain, nut sure what they are called in the states.
Brown rice/Natural rice, no paraboiled.

Tuna in brine is awesome, high protein, low energy and you will feel full for a long time. Cheap too!
Chicken/Turkey
For breakfast, oatmeal. High calories per gram, yes, but also high on proteins. And it is even better if you choose the non-fine milled ones as they take a longer time to digest. Cheap too!
Baked beans/Kidney beans, same thing as the tuna really. Cheap too!

A health regulative also says that you need "Six a day", that is, 600grams of vegetables/fruit. I'd say max two pieces of fruit a day as to not get too much sugar. Focus on getting a variety of vitamins with your food, red "Bell peppers" contain alot of vitamin C which will keep your immunesystem in great shape.

Brocolli, don't forget to eat the stems!

Chinese (and other) Cabbages are also very good, keeps your metabolism up, the more you eat, the more you burn!

Drink water, maybe a cup of coffee in the money. Too much coffee will give you highs and lows, a bad thing to get into. Stick to water. If trying to loose weight, drink a big glass before eating.

1g. Protein = 4 calories
1g. Carbonhydrate = 4 calories
1g. Fat = 9 calories.

A male in the best years 20-30, should, while touring a motorcycle, and size depending of course circa eat around 1800 calories a day. Less the older you get, add if physically active.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:31 AM   #27
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i stop at subway (they're everywhere) and get loaded foot long veggie subs on wheat every other day or so. i eat 1/2 then and 1/2 for dinner. i figure even if i east some bad meals, i atleast get some healthier ones. i always feel like shit after eating fast food and riding again so i try and avoid it.
Exactly my plan when I ride alone. I usually hotel at places that serve some kind of free breakfast, so load up on cereal, fruit, etc. before departing, stop at Subway and get a foot-long at noon (I usually get the chicken breast), eat half and then get a qt of beer and a bag of chips to go with the other half for dinner. Total food expenditure for the day? About $10.

Traveling with a group, eating is part of the fun, so we go to decent places, but alternate a pizza or chinese every few days.

Grocery stores these days have all sorts of deli sandwichs and fruit. Eating healthy is not difficult these days - you just have to make the right choices. Will power to avoid the junk is harder to find.

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Too much work for the Hormel crowd, too much starch for the granola crowd, but Martha likes it.

This costs roughly $5.00 per person, so the KLR crowd should still be with me, maybe.

One pot, kinda sorta.

Let's dice some spuds.



I like to dice them rather coarse, that seems to strike a compromise between Martha and I. She could pick em' and eat em' right off the tree, I like mine a bit crispy. Especially with this dish, the potatoes need a little crunch. Our tastes invert with bovids, but that's another story.

Let's inventory:




We have to pick these up at the Piggly Wiggly before camp:

Potatoes
Shrimp
Green Onion

And any Adventure Chef worth his salt carries these, right?

Olive Oil
Salt
Pepper
Curry Powder

Add the potatoes to a hot pot with a tablespoon or so of oil. Brown em', it adds a really nice texture with this dish.



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10-15 minutes, stirring regularly, and then add the white of two green onions. Note that the green is segregated and has a fancy schmancy diagonal cut. Give the onions just a minute or two, again while you stir.





Dump the potato concoction on a plate for a few minutes.



Add another dab of oil to the pot, then the shrimp.



Sprinkle some curry powder in, be nice, it don't take much.



Just a few minutes with the shrimp, and yes toss them a couple of times. Add the potatoes back and toss for a minute or two. Salt and pepper to taste while in the pot.

Garnish with the greens of the onions, serve.



The square plates and vino are optional.

It takes about 15 minutes of prep time, and less than 30 to cook. Less than 5 bucks a head, and the clean up is reasonable.



O, wait a minute, there is one fork missing. Martha is still busy.





Does it make you feel better that she only ate half?
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:19 PM   #29
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If you have a store close by that is actually a reasonable and healthy camping dish. Awesome!

Better try it out at home so I know for sure
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If you have a store close by
I carry a soft pack cooler. I figure you have three reasonable chances every day for shopping. Leaving camp, lunch/fuel, and entering camp offer the best opportunities. Time management is important, you can actually spend more time shopping than cooking if you aren't careful. Be ready to take advantage of any opportunity.
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