Polar food and diet

Many factors contribute to make a good polar diet - high in energy; low in weight; minimal bulk; easy to prepare; quick to cook; taste good!.

Our polar diet has been developed over decades of polar travel. The daily energy value is around 5500 calories or 23,000 kilojoules. Our base meals are sweetened porridge for breakfast, ramen noodles, cheese and meats for lunch, and New Zealand Backcountry Cuisine freeze-dried dinners, which are tasty and very quick and easy to cook. Additionally we provide lots of beverages (tea, coffee, chocolate drink), chocolate, nuts and fruits, biscuits and energy bars. Much of the energy comes from butter, which is high in fats and taste. Everybody has different energy and requirements so we use the butter to tailor your personal calorie needs. For women it is generally slightly lower as their energy requirements tend to be reduced.

Our typical daily diet consists of:

Breakfast Lunch and Snacks Evening
Instant Porridge with powdered full-cream milk, crushed pecans, desiccated coconut, protein powder
Ramen noodles/soup Dried soup
Butter Butter
Freeze-dried meal
Beverage - tea, coffee, choc Dry crackers Beverage
Energy bars
Cheese
Salami
Chocolate
Dried Fruit and Nuts
Potato Crisps
Beverage