Mountain Food - Chubb is GOOD!
Food is an art; this is true in the mountains too.
Over the years, we have learned what works for us. Meals are a careful balance of the following attributes: ease of cooking, lightweight, hearty, easy to digest, and savoury.
The key to staying warm in extreme cold is to consume lots of fat. For that, we have our homemade “Chubb Energy Bars”, we use whole milk for breakfasts, we spoon in grapeseed oil to our dinners and we sleep with chocolate handy - a bite of chocolate will take a shiver away! It’s like stoking the fire.
Here is the recipe for Lonnie & I’s Chubb Energy Bars. These energy bars pack a punch. It’s really easy to be creative too – tweak the recipe to use your favourites and don’t worry about sticking to specific amounts of any one ingredient. The bars stay soft, even in extreme cold.
Nut butters: crunchy peanut butter, sesame butter, etc.
Unsweetened shredded coconut
Fine diced apricots – use cranberries, blueberries, or any other dried fruit
Clarified Butter (Ghee)
Melt all ingredients in a saucepan, then bake at 350F until sides are golden brown.
At roughly 110g you’ll get:
400 calories 20g fat 12g protein 49g carbs