Category: Backcountry Nutrition

How to Choose Snacks for Your Hiking Adventures
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How to Choose Snacks for Your Hiking Adventures

By Kim Pierce, MS, RD, LDN, CDE DISCLOSURE: THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS WHICH MEANS THAT BACKCOUNTRY FOODIE LLC WILL RECEIVE A SMALL COMMISSION IF YOU CHOOSE TO PURCHASE A PRODUCT. THIS WILL OCCUR AT NO COST TO YOU AND SUPPORTS ONGOING RECIPE DEVELOPMENT.   Depending on the duration and difficulty of your hike, you’ll...

Wild Edibles of the Northwest – Part Two
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Wild Edibles of the Northwest – Part Two

by Rachel Patrick, RDN, LD Live to eat or eat to live? Whether you find yourself in a survival situation or just want to try a few backcountry delicacies, expand your outdoor knowledge with this guide exploring some foods that can be foraged, nutrition information, and preparation ideas. If you missed the previous part of...

Wild Edibles of the Northwest – Part One
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Wild Edibles of the Northwest – Part One

by Rachel Patrick, RDN, LD Today, I’d like to share tips on consuming wild edibles during your next adventure. For visitors and natives of the Northwestern United States, I have created a list including a few foods that can be eaten in the wild, some nutrition facts, identification, and food preparation ideas. Whether you are...

Foods to Improve Blood Flow
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Foods to Improve Blood Flow

by Briana Bruinoodge, RD, CPT Ever felt your toes tingle, or your calf cramp up when you’re halfway to the top of a mountain peak? Poor blood flow to these areas of the body could be contributing to muscle cramps or a numbness feeling in your toes or fingers. Improved blood flow, or circulation of...

What to Eat and Drink while Exercising in Hot Weather
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What to Eat and Drink while Exercising in Hot Weather

by Briana Bruinooge, RD, CPT Piggy-backing off of my good friend, Kasey Hutchinson’s expert nutrition advice, I thought I’d focus on how summer is around the corner and temperatures are getting hot, so what should you eat and drink on your athletic adventure? Fluid Loss and Impaired Performance It is important to eat and drink properly throughout...

Top 6 Nutrition and Hydration Tips for High Altitude
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Top 6 Nutrition and Hydration Tips for High Altitude

by Marisa Michael, MSc, RDN, LD Do you have a high altitude trip planned soon? Maybe you live at a lower elevation, but are going backpacking, skiing, or rock climbing at higher elevations. There are a few things to know to make your trip more enjoyable. Planning ahead and knowing how your body responds to...

Nutrition & Backcountry Hunting
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Nutrition & Backcountry Hunting

by Kyle Kamp, RDN, LD I admit it. I’m a sucker for the buzz created by big features like the one Aaron is putting together by dietitians (RDs) who ditch their weekly responsibilities on a Friday afternoon to spend 2 days of sheer bliss above the line of alpine trees in the mountains. You’ve already...

A Look at Supplements, Meals and Snacks for Muscle Recovery
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A Look at Supplements, Meals and Snacks for Muscle Recovery

by Kasey Hutchinson, RD, LMT Supplements In previous posts, I shared how to address hydration and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and how to consume essential macronutrients for post exercise recovery. In this post, I would like to share a few supplements that may be beneficial for recovery. Taurine Taurine is an organic acid found in...

Essential Nutrients for Muscle Recovery
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Essential Nutrients for Muscle Recovery

by Kasey Hutchinson, RD, LMT In this blog post I would like to shed some light on key nutrients needed for muscle recovery post-workout. I would also like to point out that specific timing is recommended to maximize the beneficial properties of these nutrients. Initial muscle recovery occurs within 2 hours of the workout, but...

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