D of E food – What to bring on a DofE expedition

Bring filling, healthy, and most importantly, tasty meals. The following are some of our recommended meal ideas:

Breakfast

  • Breakfast Bars
    • Oats or Biscuit
    • Fruit & Nut
    • Chocolate
  • Hot drinks
    • Coffee
    • Hot Chocolate
    • Tea
  • Hot Food
    • Porridge
    • Custard
    • Boil in the bag meal

Handy Hint! – Why not remove any unneeded packaging from your food before you pack it, saving space and weight 😉

Lunch

Bring from home
  • Cold Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Wraps
  • Savoury Snacks
    • Crackers
    • Cheese
    • Crisps
    • Etc.
  • Sweet Treats
    • Cake
    • Fruit & Nuts
    • Chocolate

Handy Hint! – Try some compact concentrated squash. Small and packable, it’s a great way to make keeping hydrated easier.

Dinner

  • Ready to Eat Meals
    • Freeze Dried Meals
    • Self Heating Meals
    • Boil in the Bag
  • One Pot Meals
    • Pasta (Try Tortellini – Tasty & Filling)
    • Sauce (Most supermarkets have a stir and serve sauce that will make your mealtimes really easy)
    • Cured meats like chorizo add loads of flavour and texture and they’re easy to keep

Dessert

  • Fruit pots
  • Cake and Custard
  • Hot drink

Handy Hint! – Why not try bringing your food already divided into individual meal portions. Saving prep time in camp and helping you keep your bag organised eg.

  • Container 1 – Breakfast
    • Breakfast Bars
    • Hot Drinks
    • Hot food
  • Container 2 – Lunch
    • Bring from home
    • Savoury Snacks
    • Sweet Treats
  • Container 3 – Dinner
    • Bag Meals
    • One Pot Meals
    • Desserts

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