When you slip into the backcountry, you might leave civilization blissfully in your taillights, but your dietary needs don’t magically disappear. Whether you have gluten intolerance or find that a paleo or keto diet works for you, you need backpacking meals that work for the way you eat.
If you follow a paleo, gluten free, or keto diet, you’re probably already used to putting a little extra work into eating well. Keto backpacking is an extra challenge, but it’s totally doable.
Here are some tips for taking good care of yourself with healthy keto backpacking food that works for paleo and gluten free diets as well.
The Five Essential Keto Backpacking Foods
To get the protein, fat, and veggies you need in your diet, you need to choose wisely. These five foods pack well, provide good nutritional value for their weight, and are compatible with a gluten free, paleo, or keto diet.
At Next Mile Meals, we don’t think you should have to sacrifice flavor to stick to your keto diet. That’s why we include sauce and condiment packets with many of our ketogenic backpacking meals and carefully design our recipes with spices and seasoning in mind.
Bonus Tip: Keep it Simple
You could spend a lot of time preparing your food before a backcountry trip. If that’s what floats your boat, go for it! But if you are short on time, prepared trail food can be your savior. At the end of a long day, you’ll be grateful for a flavorful meal that just needs hot water. The trick is to find pre-packaged meals that work for your diet (hint: we know where you can get some.)
Healthy meals will keep your body strong on the trail. It is an extra challenge to eat a paleo, gluten free, or ketogenic diet on the trail, but challenge is what you signed up for, right? Now get out there!