Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by happycamper, Jun 19, 2014.
Off to Asda later, I'll pick some up.
I'm off to the mother of all Asdas in about 10 minutes
The world food aisle in my super asda is up towards the bread. The pronto was hiding high up so look carefully.
Still on your quest for that elusive porridge then Rich
Bingo this time
I got six of each flavour just in case
It says to boil for three minutes on a hob, has anyone done it in a cosy for 10?
yep cosy for 15 and it was great. cut the water to 200ml for half the pack
TESCO has it in 60g tubs* ~ instructions say Open lid half way>>> mix ... hot ... etc <<< close lid, leave for three minutes. I can't see that half a foil pouch in cosy would be different .
* One 60g tub for 99p versus three 120g packs for £1.50 ... lemme think on that ... .
Sweet, I'll decant it into my Aldi bags I reckon
1 pack of banana left at my Asda, damn. Wanted to stock up.
Could always get a 500g bag of plain cornmeal divvy it up into portions and add your own flavourings
Do you think these supermarkets see a spike in random foods due to campers? Lol
Tried one of these tonight - really nice , very authentic. Not loads of calories, would need sundries - I picked it up for a quid, the range seem to be discounted quite often in Tesco and Asda.
I use a mix of either ainsley harriot spicy cous cous and crushed costco noodles, both mixed with lots of olive oil to add calories add some pepperami fire stick and its edible.
Breakfast is instant golden syrup porrage mixed with full fat milk powder, almond powder and haselnut bits. Costco also regularly have 1kg packs of dried sweetened cranberries for 6 quid, I mix these with lots of mixed nuts and yellow m&ms .
Not very exciting but light and cheap
Home Bargains are sellimg these off, multiple flavours and other brands. i think the most expensive was 60p.
The protein flapjack is 80g, a whopping 355 calories and 12g of protein.
The crunch bar will be easier going, only 40g and 142 calories but has 13g of protein.
I'm off energy bars unless we've made are own.. Eggs n nuts... Otherwise it's fatty stuff we use and dried meat like venison sausage etc from aldi or Lidl.
I've discovered (given in) pot noodle and such like, in this case Morrisons pasta/noodle pots, and was quite impressed. For breakfast either readybrek with muesli or just muesli. In between, whatever I can carry, buy, find etc, wraps, flapjacks, crisps, chocolate, cheese, salami, tuna etc.
Hostess fruit pies 430 calories 210 from fat. Less than a dollar. I love the lemon.
F Walmart. No tortillas? Heresy.
Prawn crackers, yummy and lots of cals.
Breakfast porridge. OatSoSimple plus dried skimmed milk powder used to make me gag. Changing to Flahavan's Irish Quick Oats and Nido 'proper' dried milk, plus sundry bird food (berries, nuts, fruit, seeds etc) was a revelation, and well worth the extra cost. Coffee made with coffee bag(s).
The period between breakfast and dinner is all about random cold-grazing, but central is the midday ration of oatcakes and cheese (a crumbly Lancashire usually, which keeps surprisingly well). Crisps (for traditional reasons), jerky, various bars, 'gorp', etc.
Dinner is a starch base (couscous, noodles or instant mash) plus 'something else' for protein and flavour (tuna, lentils, 'Look What We Found'-style stuff) liberally anointed with olive oil. Green tea (bag).
Marzipan and Scotch to close.
Works out around 750g per day. Around 2000 calories?
lotus biscoff crunch ( Biscuits in a jar ) 1142 calories a jar 190gram jar, decant into a bagy and scoff when starving.. find in poundland and also other pound shops
or at a bit more https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Lotus-Bisc...-190g-Speculaas-Speculoos-Speculla/2076485794
Most of the instant porridge brands need milk adding, and are too sickly sweet for my taste.
But last year I discovered the Moma brand which have milk powder included, and a range with several sugar free options
This morning I was in an Asda where the sachets are currently on half price offer. So I bought a couple boxes of these: https://shop.momafoods.co.uk/products/super-seeds-instant-porridge-sachets
Jumbo oats with linseed,pumpkin and chia seeds.
Tried one - really quite good compared to the Oats so simple type (IMO)muck.
Biscoff - the crack cocaine of spreads!
As I was searching and found a good video, I might as well give something back. This is what I do in terms of off the shelf food.
Granola or oatmeal for breakfast.
If you wanna go more exotic buy Blå Band instant soups (blueberries & apple/cinnamon are both 5/7)
Any time but breakfast - but could also be breakfast
Noodles! Perfect with seasoning right in the package.
Rice and beans, beans and rice. (Minute rice)
Tortillas and peanut butter
I've also heard that bagels packs well as an alternative to tortillas, but never tried.
You can add olive oil to basically everything above if you want some extra calories.
Gorp, pre-packaged or the ones you mix yourself.
Salt liquorice (must have).
Dark chocolate and instant coffee. Who's the taster that made the choice?
Flapjacks (the sky is the limit)
Vitamins 'n' stuff
Nuun or similar brand with electrolytes and magnesium ('Resorb Sport' in Sweden)
Multi-vitamin pills if you believe in that
I don't do meat and stuff but all the above can ofc be mixed with beef jerky, tuna, hard cheese, salami or whatever tickles your fancy.
Plant based backpacking food ideas by Gossamer Gear.
8 days worth of food for one of my trips.
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