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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Trail Mix Breakfast Recipe

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Breakfast on a park bench? On the commute? On the trail?  Stuck in the tunnel? Great after-school snack for kids too. 








French Toast Morning Gorp

    This is a sweet and satisfying breakfast for campers around the campfire, for boaters at the tiller, for hikers on the trail. 

8 cups French toast cereal (one or more flavors)
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup snipped dried apricots
1 cup jumbo raisins
½ cup French vanilla coffee creamer powder
2 cups Jordan almonds
2 cups roasted almonds 


    Put cereal, fruit and marshmallows in a large bag with coffee creamer and shake to coat well. Add almonds and shake again. Package by the cup or half cup. Makes 16 one-cup portions. 



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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Homemade Trail Mix, Snacks are Healthier

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Within reach at the beach. Always have a pocket snack and plenty of drinking water on hand. 








Beau Thai Gorp
These nutrition-packed bars combine sweet heat with plenty of fiber and protein. Take them on the trail, wrap them to eat on the commute or brown bag ‘em for lunch al fresco or al desko. 
  
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup dry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
2 cup whole wheat flour
2 eggs
3 tablespoons each molasses and water
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup Thai peanut sauce
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter  

Grease an 8 X 8-inch pan and line the bottom with waxed paper. Set the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine sugar, peanuts and flour in a clean bag to mix well. In a bowl whisk the eggs, molasses, water, baking soda and peanut sauce. Stir in peanut butter, then stir in  dry ingredients. Mix well. 

Put dough into the pan. Bake until toasty brown and  firm to the touch. Cool 5 minutes, then turn out of the pan and cut up while it’s still warm. When it’s cool, wrap individual pieces. Makes four trail meals when served with a beverage, or cut in smaller pieces to carry as a snack. 

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Snack Recipe Makes a Meal

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Beef Stew Gorp
    Get serious about eating on the trail or scarfing down a quick lunch at your desk. Make up this  tasty gorp for high-energy biking, surfing, hiking, sailing, climbing. It’s a real meal.
8 cups low-sodium, kettle cooked potato chips
3 cups low-sodium beef jerky, cut up
3.5-ounce packet Crunchies freeze-dried corn snack
2 cups multi-flavor veggie chips, preferably low sodium
1 cup wasabi peas
    Toss everything together and package by the cupful. Makes 15 portions. Keep in a cool spot and avoid crushing. Complete the menu with plenty of drinking water and a crisp apple.  



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Trail mix tip: packaged homemade gorp makes attractive party favors for any group, any age. Buy inexpensive sandwich bags, the tuck-close and not the zip-close type. Add a scoop of gorp, , bring up edges of bag and tie with a pretty ribbon.

Janet Groene is a traveler, camper and boater who always carries one or more pocket-size packets of healthful, homemade trail mix as an alternative to airline and road food. 


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Candy Plus Cereal Makes a Great Snack


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Corny Dessert Gorp
Candy corn, once just a Halloween buy, is now available all year. Give the kids a dessert  that combines their favorite candy with healthful cereals.  It’s easily packaged for hiking, the lunchbox or a walking dessert. 

2 cups candy corn
4 cups caramel corn
2 cups Bugles
4 cups round corn cereal
2 cups square corn cereal
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups miniature marshmallows

Combine everything in a large bag, shake gently to mix and package in snack bags by the cup or half cup. Makes 18 cups gorp.


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Monday, July 3, 2017

Sesame Seed Snacks to Pack

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Black and White Gorp
    This is a sophisticated dessert gorp to enjoy in flight or on the commute. Black sesame seeds are said to be higher in antioxidants than the pale ones. They add crunch and class to this sweet snack.
8-ounce can almond paste
Black sesame seeds to taste
12-ounce package miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup  raisins
2 cups blanched almonds

    Use the back of a spoon to work sesame seeds into almond paste to taste. Form the mixture into small balls. Set aside. Put marshmallows in a large bag, breaking them apart if necessary and add powdered sugar. Shake bag to coat any sticky spots on the marshmallows. Add raisins and almonds and shake again. Lastly add the sesame balls and jostle gently to mix well. Package in snack bags. 

Gorp makers tip: packaged homemade gorp makes attractive party favors for any group, any age. Buy inexpensive sandwich bags, the tuck-close and not the zip-close type. Add a scoop of gorp, bring up edges of bag and tie with a pretty ribbon.

Janet Groene is a traveler, camper and boater who always carries one or more pocket-size packets of healthful, homemade trail mix as an alternative to airline and road food. See her easy recipes for camping and RV trips at http://www.campandrvcook.blogspot.com

Friday, June 23, 2017

Homemade Pocket Snacks for Fishing, Travel, Hikes, Boating

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 Fiery Fruitcake Gorp
 

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon bottled hot sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon each salt, pepper
4 cups roasted, unsalted whole almonds
2 cups dried cranberries
1 cup cut-up dried apricots
1 cup cut-up candied cherries


    In a large skillet, heat olive oil and stir in hot sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir in almonds and stir-fry to coat well. Let cool completely in the pan. Mix in dried fruit and package by the half cup for snacks or the by cupful for a meal. Complete the meal with whole wheat crackers and a cold beverage. Makes 16 half-cup snacks or 8 meals.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Snack Recipe for Tailgating, Camping, Boating, Hiking


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Grillside Gorp
    

Bring out cold drinks and big bowls of this snack when the gang gathers around the grill waiting for the burgers to get done.

8 cups square cereal, preferably three or four different flavors (not sweetened)
2 cups garlic croutons
3 cups smoked almonds
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon each smoked paprika, black pepper
1 teaspoon each onion salt, garlic salt


    Heat the oven to 250 degrees. Put cereal, croutons and almonds in two baking pans or rimmed cookie sheets. In a microwaveable cup stir smoked paprika and black pepper into the oil and heat 30 seconds or until warm. Drizzle over cereal mixture, mixing gently as you go.  Bake 10 minutes, mix and bake 5 minutes more. Cool, sprinkle with onion and garlic salt and mix again. 

    Serve in bowls or package the mix in one-cup portions in snack bags for the hiking trail. Makes 13 cups. 

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