Still doing more research for my tour in a couple months. I would like to tour without a stove. It is weight I feel I can do without since I can bring my own nutrition to last me a couple days till I get into a town at least.
I've run into a little snag though. What foods can I bring that are nutritious and don't need to be cooked? I thought rice would be my staple, but recently found that eating a lot of it uncooked can cause serious health issues if consumed for lengthy periods of time.
Really, I do not care about taste. For this trip I am much more concerned with nutrition rather than taste. I don't want to eat something that's not going to fuel me correctly. I'd rather rough it then waste bike space bringing something unnecessary. Besides, I'll probably be stopping every once in a while at a towns diner to rest and replenish.
Grains are the most important part of a diet so I would imagine that something like cheerios would be the best option to bring. Rice is obviously more space efficient, but since I can't simply add water and eat that I guess im SOL. Is bringing cheerios in one of my panniers the best option for food that doesn't need to be cooked and is excellent in nutrition? I'll probably still bring a box of power bars to snack on till I hit a town for lunch or dinner.
Are there foods I'm not thinking of that would be better suited for this situation? Show me the most tasteless nutritious foods you've got. I'm game. Matt