Polar food and diet

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

Our cold-climate 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 Tasmanian and New Zealand-made 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. On our longer trips much of the energy comes from butter (or vegetarian/vegan equivalent), which is high in fats and taste. Everybody has different energy requirements so we use the butter/equivalent to tailor your personal calorie needs. For women it is generally slightly lower as their energy requirements tend to be reduced.

We cater for vegetarian and vegan diets however vegan dinner choices are limited and we may ask you to contribute. We can also cater for most food allergies and intolerances.

We also offer variations in sweetness of breakfast and chocolate.

Our typical daily diet consists of:

Breakfast Lunch and Snacks Evening
Our famous 'brekkie bomb'.
We also have delicious gluten-free, dairy-free or low-sugar breakfast options
Ramen noodles/soup

(allergens may include wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, nuts)
Instant soup

(allergens may include wheat, gluten, dairy)
Butter (or equivalent) - for expeditions longer than 10 days Butter (or equivalent) - for expeditions longer than 10 days Freeze-dried meal
Beverage - tea, coffee, choc
Dry crackers

(allergens may include wheat, gluten, dairy, nuts)
Energy bars

(allergens may include wheat, gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, sulphites)
Cheese (or equivalent)
Salami (or equivalent)
Chocolate - dark, milk or mix

(allergens may include wheat, gluten, dairy, nuts)
Dried Fruit and Nuts

(allergens may include sulphites)
Potato Crisps

(allergens may include wheat, gluten, dairy, soy)

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