The key thing is to buy foods that will travel well and don’t need refrigerating:
- Nuts/seeds – There’s oodles of protein in nuts/seeds and they’re a brilliant on-the-go snack to have stashed in the bottom of your backpack. Why not try the new individual snack-packs which come in several different varieties?
- Dried Fruit – Perfect for boosting your sugar levels, dried fruit is full of fibre and will recharge you at any time of the day. For the ultimate snack, try our cranberry and macadamia pots.
- Beans – It probably sounds like the biggest cliche to recommend bringing a tin of beans to a festival. Actually beans are a really healthy option, plus providing you buy a tin with a ring pull on it you’ll be able to open and eat from them really quickly.
- Crackers/Breadsticks – Let’s face it, there’s a significant chance you’ll have at least one moment at a festival where you might be feeling a little bit delicate. Crackers are a good source of carbohydrate but they’re also perfect if you’re feeling nauseous.
- Biscuits – the breakfast biscuits are a brilliant option here for dining on the go. They’re individually wrapped so you don’t have to worry about creepy crawlies getting into your food.
- Dried noodles and packet soup – If you can get boiling water then you can reconstitute the soup and the noodles and make a filling meal. You don’t even need to boil water yourself. Buy a cup of hot water from a coffee stand!
- Crisps – there’s a dual reason for packing a couple of bags of crisps for your festival stash. First of all, they make an excellent salty snack at anytime of the day. However the main reason for bringing crisps or tortilla chips is that they make excellent firelighters. No need to lug around firelighters or faff with dry twigs or tissues to get your fire started. Simply pop a handful of crisps or tortilla chips into the centre of the fire you’re building and light with a cigarette lighter.
This week the Eridanous Greek range returns to Lidl stores and it’s well worth adding some for the sesame bars with honey to your festival kit. With the sweetness from the honey and the protein from the sesame seeds they’ll keep you going for longer and take up very little space in your kit bag.
If you’re looking for me you’ll find me raiding the fridge and freezer sections buying up as much halloumi cheese and sesame pastries with feta cheese as I can to stock up at home. I’m also going to grab a couple of packages of kalamata olives for cooking with. They are amazing in greek-style stews.