For recipes, there are two things we focus on:
One is Pre-Trail Food and Nutrition. Because amazing days outside start at home. How you eat consistently is how you’ll perform consistently. This is a value carried throughout Trailside Kitchen.
The other focus is On-The-Trail oriented. Recipes will be broken into three different categories.
The categories are:
Full Access Food: This is for outdoor adventures where your car is readily available, such as car camping.
Heavy Food: This is for when your activities are only a short walk or hike from your car, such as lake activities or climbing.
Light Food: This is for when you need to carry as little as possible, such as cycling and backpacking.
We also designate what percentage of carbs, fat, and protein are in each recipe so that you can pick recipes that match your exercise goals.
The exercise goals we focus on are:
Strength Training – if you are doing a strength training oriented activity, these are the recipes for you. We have them categorized by intensity level to fill your needs whether you are strength training for lifestyle purposes (general wellness), performance (want results but not for anything specific), or training (as in a strict schedule preparing for a competition).
Cardio Endurance – if you are doing a cardio oriented activity, these are the recipes for you. We also have them categorized by intensity level to fill your needs whether you are doing cardio for lifestyle purposes (light intensity – general wellness), performance (moderate intensity – want results but not for anything specific), or training (as in a strict schedule preparing for a marathon).
You can see all these categories in the “tag cloud” below. Simply click on the tag that applies to you and you’ll see all the relevant recipes in one place.