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Nutrition
September 19, 2014

Did You Take Your Vitamins Today?

By: Max Willcocks
Choose the right supplements and vitamins for runners to keep you healthy and strong on race day. Discover the benefits of magnesium, zinc and B vitamins. More
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September 16, 2014

Superfoods for Athletes & Runners

By: Rebecca Dent
What foods make you stronger and faster? Superfoods! Check out this list of superfoods for runners and other athletes for dietary tips to get your training on track. More
Keep your little adventurers fueled on long treks with backpacking meals for kids. When you’re off on anything other than an overnight, you need healthy recipes for kids that are light enough to carry in a pack. Check out these easy camping meals for kids perfect for thru hiking. More
Nutrition
August 1, 2014

Healthy Eating on the Trail

By: Jennifer MacKenzie
Get your food dehydrator ready – Jennifer MacKenzie has some hiking and camping recipes for healthy eating on the trail. Put in a little prep time at home and you’ll have healthy camping meals for your next trip. More
Why buy a mix when it’s so easy to make your own and you can control exactly what ingredients go into it? Hummus is indispensable as a flavor and protein booster with crackers or veggies as a snack, spread on a sandwich or even stirred into soup to thicken it. More
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July 18, 2014

Homemade Energy Bar Recipe

By: Jessica Scott
Looking for the perfect high-endurance energy bar recipe? Something that’s easy to make and free from sugar & glucose syrup? The combination of the slow release oats, protein from the nuts, seeds and Medjool dates in these chewy peanut and chia seed bars gives you a strong boost of energy while balancing blood sugars. More
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July 15, 2014

Chipotle Beef Chili recipe

By: Jennifer MacKenzie
A super satisfying hot bowl of chili is made even better with a touch of smoky heat from the chipotles and your own dried vegetables and jerky. More
Discover quinoa’s health benefits and why you should eat quinoa for increased energy as an endurance athlete. Max Wilcocks shares his recipe for a quinoa salad with grilled chicken for an easy way to get what you need. More
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July 1, 2014

Berry Chocolate Pudding

By: Jennifer MacKenzie
Nutrition
July 1, 2014

GORP with a Twist recipe

By: Jennifer MacKenzie
“Good Old Raisins and Peanuts” has come a long way since we were kids. Combine as many dried fruits and nuts as you like to get your favorite combination, and pack several bags to satisfy munchies on the go. More
Made from scratch, this macaroni and cheese, which needs just a couple of minutes on the stove to heat up, might just become your new favorite. More
Does leading an active lifestyle make up for eating whatever you want? I always thought so, and fuelled all my outdoor activities with a diet of pizza and cake. It's carbo loading, right? Wrong. More
You don’t have to be a vegan or vegetarian to opt for a meat-free meal and there are a whole host of benefits to eating less meat. In 2003, Meatless Monday was launched in the US to highlight how and why eating less meat is good for you, great for the nation’s health and fantastic for the planet. More
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May 23, 2014

Eat fat, lose fat

By: Hannah Richards
It’s important to manage your training diet. Hannah Richards tells us it’s about more than healthy foods. So what to eat to lose weight and repair muscles? Eat good fat, lose bad fat. More
Hunting for the nearest bush or concealed alleyway as a matter of sudden and unexpected urgency is a scenario we’d all prefer to avoid when out running, but it’s one which most runners will have experienced at some time or another. More
Water should be our first choice when it comes to basic hydration. It makes sense. It’s cheap and calorie-free, and instantly available from the tap. But my, oh my, it can be dull! More
Got a marathon coming up? You'll want to carbo-load to maximize your body's glycogen stores in the muscles to push you over that finish line. More
Discover delicious, energy-giving, pre-race food recipes from Merrell. This Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto recipe will give you the boost you need for race day. More
Get the energy you need with protein and carbo-loading recipes from Merrell. This Grilled Chicken Pesto Pasta recipe will give you the boost you need for long training runs, marathons or ultra-marathons. More
Get fuelled with pre-race food ideas from Merrell. This carbo-loading recipe for Ethiopian Sweet Potato Peanut Soup with Chile and Lime not only tastes incredible, but it will also give you the energy you need to power through your race. More
Have you ever felt a bit stiff or jaded after a long run or training session? You know, that feeling when you’re walking around like Frankenstein due to a case of the DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). Well, you can actually do something to prevent this before you put your feet up and congratulate yourself on a job well done: drink a protein shake. More
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February 14, 2014

How to make a granola bar

By: Annie Bertucio
When you’re out on the trails and exploring, you need quick and easily digestible food to go. You can go to the store and get an “energy bar” loaded with sugars and syrups, or you can make your own. Here's how to make a nutritious granola bar, guaranteed to strike the proper fuel balance. More
Filling, satisfying, nourishing, sustaining. A fail-safe breakfast using oats which gradually release their energy to keep your blood sugar levels nice and steady.  What’s more, studies show that oats can lower cholesterol and promote good digestion. More
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February 7, 2014

Breakfast Rock Cookies

By: Kate Percy
This traditional British tea-time favourite is loaded with slow-release, sustaining carbohydrate and immune-boosting omega-3 fats and antioxidants, making an ideal pre-workout breakfast snack. More
Every car needs fuel. The more fuel in the tank, the further the car will go. The better quality the fuel, the better the car will drive. Your body works in exactly the same way. Whatever your activity, fill your tank with a nutrient-rich breakfast and you’ll keep going for longer. More
Incredibly light and fluffy and oh-so-tasty, these oatcakes will put a spring in your step! Packed with slow release, sustaining, low fat carbohydrate, good quality protein and heart-friendly omega 3 fats to boost both mood and immune system, as well as vitamins C and E and plenty of minerals, they’ll fuel your day without weighing you down. More
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January 21, 2014

Running fuel for the trail

By: Dustin Hinton
Regardless of whether you’re heading out on a long trail run or a short trail, you’ll want a good selection of trails snacks for running fuel along the way. So what should you bring? Trail running is all about portable, lightweight, easy to eat, and functional running fuel. More
Can’t stomach breakfast before your workout? Training your body to run on fat?  Then treat yourself to these recovery crepes on your return. Deliciously sweet, nutty, packed with superfood flavonoids, good-quality protein, manganese, magnesium and dietary fiber, these crepes will replenish energy stores and replace salts lost through sweat, as well as help maintain steady blood sugar levels. More
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January 10, 2014

Bircher muesli

By: Kate Percy
If you want to eat for endurance, then you’ve come to the right place! Created by Dr Bircher-Benner in the 1890’s as a healthy meal for his patients in his Zurich hospital, this muesli provides an excellent balance of heart-healthy, sustaining nutrients, including good quality protein, slow-release carbohydrates, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and cholesterol-reducing fiber. More
Are you looking for a Sunday morning rib sticking, long run, summit reaching, indulgence that will satisfy even the most "lumberjack" of mountain men but will still stay within the realm of healthy? Well, try out this fully loaded vegan banana french toast recipe. More
Many people are going locavore this year and are choosing local farmers over the supermarket!!! It’s now quite popular to have tilled the grass for edible plants and vegetables as their outdoor landscapes instead of lawns. Canning is back, as is pickling and freezing the summer's bounty for winter. More

Eat right on the trail with nutrition tips from Merrell. Our nutrition articles are chock full of information on super foods, trail recipes and pre-race meals. So when you need active nutrition tips as a runner, hiker or ultra-athlete, check out the guidance from The Pack's nutritionists. They're trained to find the best fuel for athletes and they're passing their secrets on to you so you can out perform in any activity. We also have nutrition tips from some of our Pack members who hike as a family or like to eat and pack light so you can learn from their experiences and put their favorite recipes to good use. Try some of our favorite trail munchies today!

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