Preparing for the Jungle Foodwise

The past few days have been one of errands, but I’ve also been brain storming what will be good to eat while we are out in the field. We have a variety of restrictions just to make things more difficult including this big one:  We have NO refrigeration. We will have no ice either. Therefore, everything we bring has to be non-perishable.

Oh, and did i mention that we have to bring a month’s worth of food with us at once? For three people? Yeah, talk about difficult. In an effort to make things a little easier and make sure we could have a variety of food throughout the month so we don’t have to just eat pasta, i imaged a half hazard list of foods we could bring:

Eggs
Beans
Rice
Quinoa
Lentils
These little flat breads that apparently last for weeks
Pasta
Soy sauce
Margerine
Peanut butter
Jam
Oatmeal
Flour
Sugar
Honey
Spices
Chocolate
Cookies (Tim tams and oreos!)
Sweetpotatoes
Regular/peruvian potatoes
Yucca
Carrots
Onion
Garlic
Tomatoes
Cabbage
String beans
Peppers
Dried mushrooms
Sugar bananas
Mountain apples

Pretty small list huh? Do you have any other suggestions? I’m at a standstill right now with that list.

But! Here is the list of things i made up that we could make from these ingredients:

For Breakfast:
Pancakes
Eggs and bread with spreads
French toast
Oatmeal with add ins
Potatoes/hash with some veggies

Dinner:
Curry
Chili
Lentils
Beans
Eggs
Lentils/bean/quinoa Burgers
Boiled potatoes with topping
Stir fry
Fried rice
Soup
Burritos
Spaghetti
Fried Yucca
Thai peanut noodles
Mini pizzas

Anything to add!? I think that is about it but i would love to see what ever meals you guys could come up with to help me out!

We are off again today to find some other things like beanies and wool socks! But i did get a sweet picture of one of the cathedrals and the beautiful sky we had yesterday in Cuzco!

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Until later, ciao!

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4 Responses to Preparing for the Jungle Foodwise

  1. Maggie says:

    What about dried fruit? I think your list is pretty solid actually…it may not be a varying diet, but it’ll be a fairly good one. I would suggest dried or canned tomatoes for the most of them…fresh tomatoes have a pretty short shelf-life.

    Wool socks eh? Do you have a mailing address there for when you emerge from the Amazon in a month? Because there just might be some thick, wool socks waiting for you if they can find you! :)

  2. Krista says:

    WOW! Restrictions AND no refrigeration? That’s a tough one to plan for, indeed!

  3. Lindsay says:

    How in the world can you use the eggs? Eggs have to be kept refridgerated unless for some reason you have found eggs that dont have that requirement?

    • Melissa says:

      Hey lindsey ! Happy belated birthday btw! And i think it’s just a thing in the US but eggs really don’t have to be refrigerated! In places like Peru and other countries like Australia they never keep their eggs in the fridge.

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