10 Recipes For Coastrek Training or Event Day

04 Apr 2024

A good meal or snack can make or break an adventure. Whether it’s a nourishing breakfast that keeps you going through those cold, early morning kms, a perfectly timed cookie as you’re starting to fade, or a celebratory dinner eaten on the couch with your feet up, food is as much a part of Coastrek as soft sand or cow bells.

Below, we’ve pulled together our favouite 10 recipes for Coastrek training and Event Day. In true Wild Women style, they’re all delicious, nutritious, and simple to make. We hope you enjoy them! 

Lisa’s Healthy Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are having a moment and there are hundreds of recipes to try. We love Lisa’s version, which is jam-packed with seeds, banana, berries and peanut butter. This recipe is full of fibre, antioxidants, probiotics and protein, and is the perfect breakfast to enjoy before a big training walk or on Event Day. Plus, it’s designed to be prepped the night before, so you can get a few precious extra minutes of sleep in the morning. 

Roast Veggie Wraps with Goat’s Cheese and Avo

A lot of people recommend peanut butter or vegemite sandwiches on Event Day, and sure, if that pushes your buttons, go wild. Personally, we prefer these incredible wraps. Aside from being jam-packed with flavour from the roasted veggies and goat’s cheese, these wraps are easy to digest, can be eaten while walking, and go down an absolute treat when you’re craving a little salt 15km in. Our tip? Cut them in quarters and eat a little bit at a time to avoid any post-lunch sleepiness. 

Wild Women Choc Chip Cookies

No list of recipes would be complete without our Wild Women Choc-Chip Cookies. A staple on any Wild Women adventure, they are absolute perfection. These cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth, but they’re also loaded with roasted nuts and coconut, making them a nourishing snack. The only problem? You won’t want to stop at one. 

Di’s Delicious Nutritious Bliss Bites

Ditch your packaged protein balls and try Di’s bliss bites instead. This recipe has been perfected over many years, and she has absolutely nailed it. They are rich and chocolate-y, ever so satisfying, and full of goodness in the form of nuts, dates and cacao. Nibble one with a cuppa when you’re fading and you’ll find another 10km in your legs you didn’t know you had. 

Wild Women On Top Scroggin

There are many ways to make Scroggin, but we can safely say after 25 years of hiking experience, this recipe is the GOAT. You can swap in or out any ingredients you like to make the perfect scroggin for you. Hot tip! Don’t forget to roast your nuts, this is essential. 

Hiking Hot Chocolate

It’s safe to say this hot chocolate recipe has saved us on a number of occasions. Maybe not our lives, but definitely our good mood. If you are going on a cold-weather hike, pack a thermos of this and you will have more best friends than you know what to do with. We like to enjoy this about ¾ of the way through an adventure, or when things are feeling dire and everyone needs a boost. 

Pink Lady Apple Chips

These are just a really great snack. They’re not fancy, they’re not complicated, but they’re healthy and sweet and the perfect thing to munch on while you get those kms in. 

Di’s Gluten Free Eggplant ‘Lasagna’ 

Okay! So! This recipe is for when you get home from your long walk and want nothing more than to shower, slip into a fluffy robe and lay on the couch. It’s an unbelievably delicious and comforting gluten free ‘lasagna’, made with loads of delicious veggies and packed with plant protein. You can easily add meat or omit the dairy. We recommend making a big tray – it keeps in the fridge for a few days and freezes very well. We guarantee it’ll save you from ordering pizza. 

Cal’s Pumpkin and Coconut Curry

This curry is so delicious, filling, warming and comforting. It’s another recipe that gets better with time, so whip it up the night before your walk and enjoy a quick and easy dinner when you get home. Better yet, ask your partner or a friend to make it for you to enjoy when it’s time to put those feet up!