Here’s the list of food I packed/ate during my recent Colorado hiking trip. The trip lasted three-and-a-half days.
|food||calories||cals from fat||net weight (g)||cost ($)|
|chocolate peanut butter||1190||840||227||6|
|Lay’s potato chips1||3200||1800||567||8|
|Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds3||1670||257||411||3.5|
|Lindt 85% extra dark chocolate||575||425||100||3.5|
|Planters mixed nuts||1979||1513||326||5|
|Italian dry salame||1093||729||340||7|
|pepper jack cheese||757||540||227||3.5|
|Kipper canned herring||190||120||92||3|
- 4,663 calories per day. Not bad.
- 45% of which came from fat
I also had a chicken chimichanga at a Mexican restaurant in Breckenridge, CO. Although, I don’t know how many calories that was, I know that I wasn’t able to stand up straight after the meal.
What’s interesting is each food item’s calories/grams, calorie/cost, and calorie/(grams * cost) ratio. This chart shows that ramen had the highest calories to cost and calories/(grams * cost). Planter’s nuts packed the most calories per gram. Tuna was the least effective food in terms of calories/weight. Cheese sticks were the most costly, and the KFC meal had the lowest calories/(g*$). So maybe for my next hiking trip I should only bring nuts and ramen.
|food||cals/g||cals/$||cals/(g * $)|
|chocolate peanut butter||5.24||198||0.87|
|Lay’s potato chips||5.64||400||0.71|
|Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds||4.06||477||1.16|
|Lindt 85% extra dark chocolate||5.75||164||1.64|
|Planters mixed nuts||6.07||396||1.21|
|Italian dry salame||3.21||156||0.46|
|pepper jack cheese||3.33||216||0.95|
|Kipper canned herring||2.07||63||0.69|