Best Crag Lunches
Now that the snow is melting and the ice is thawing in the Northeast, its almost time to leave the confines of the gym and step out into the sunshine onto some real rock. Ready your calluses as well as your lunchbox.
Bringing lunch out to the crag with you can be easy, and it can also be very very difficult if your are in a rush, can’t make up your mind, or generally suck at nourishing yourself.
Here are a few Ideas that might help you break out of your usual lunch cycle that are relatively cheap, easy to make, and hold up well smooshed at the bottom of your pack.
Hummus and Cheese Wrap plus any veggies you like: bell peppers, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, avocado (if you’re feeling rich the next time you’re at the grocer store) … and don’t forget the Sriracha.Two of these bad boys fit easily in a sandwich sized Ziploc and will keep you full for hours.
BONUS: use black bean hummus, your wrap will taste like a bean burrito, minus the rice and beans falling out all over the place.
Peanut Butter, Honey, and BANANAS! It’s a superfood sandwich; lots of potassium, lots of protein, and the honey makes a sweet pick-me-up in the afternoon. Just make sure you bring some water with you, or your peanut butter lovin mouth is screwed.
Sharp Cheddar and Apple Wrap Yes. We’re all about the wraps, you can fit a variety of food in them, and they’ll still retain their shape if left at the bottom of your bag, and so will apples and cheddar. Feeling extra gourmet? Throw some of last night’s grilled chicken in there, or sprinkle on some cinnamon!
Cold Chickpea Salad Yes, you can put it in a wrap if you want, but usually tupperware works best. Combine chickpeas with garlic, cilantro, red onion, diced tomato, black pepper, and an olive oil-and-red wine vinegar dressing.
And as always…DON’T FORGET THE BEER.