Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Camping

N went camping last Friday night. He has done so well that I didn't reiterate any concerns with his leaders. I think we're to the point that we may need to manage things from home now. I sent him with a good dinner and some candy bars to supplement, if needed. I think dinner was fine. For breakfast, however, they fed the boys donuts, soda, and Doritos. For lunch he had a Slurpee. He came home starving, but candy-bars in hand that he hadn't eaten because he was so sweetened-out. I guess I need to find some portable, dense-calorie foods that he can eat in a situation like that. Any suggestions? I sent an apple, but I think even the idea of eating it was too sweet.

4 comments:

Carrie Arnold said...

How about nuts? They're portable, they don't spoil, and they do counter the sweetness. And the variety is amazing.

Wendy said...

Nuts are a great idea. And he loves them! Thanks.
- Wendy

kb said...

Just want to jump on here.
Although they may taste a bit like candy-bars, Clif bars aren't quite as sweet and they generally have both more calories AND more nutrients (protein and whatnot). Finally, I frequently take string cheese camping/hiking, unless it's REALLY hot.
- Kristina

Wendy said...

Thanks for the ideas. Clif bars are worth trying. Unfortunately he hates cheese. I love it - I can't believe we're related. :o)