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9 Delicious Things to Fill Your Thermos

Posted by abredl at Dec 19, 2017 10:25 AM |

Don't let the cold weather keep you away from the trails this time a year. Here are 9 hot recipes to keep you going while on your next adventure.

The winter and shoulder seasons are a great time to cozy up by the fire and read a book, but they're also a great time to see different types of landscapes and wildlife that you'd miss in other seasons. One tip for beating the cold is to try bringing something warm to eat or drink. Having a thermos full of a hot goodness can make a world of difference for having fun on a cold weather adventure.

Below are a list of some recipes to help keep you warm while on the trails. 

Steamy thermosBring a little heat on your coldest hikes. Photo by Erika Haugen-Goodman


Black Bean Soup - Recipe (25 mins)
Black bean soup is a great pick-me-up. Having a thermos full of this soup will provide just the right amount protein to keep you going through your day. (GF & Vegan)

Vegetable Soup - Recipe (30 mins)
For a lighter option, try making this homemade vegetable soup. This recipe is great because you can mix-it-up with different types of vegetable and it will never get old. (GF & Vegan)

Chicken Noodle or Rice Soup - Recipe (30 mins)
Chicken noodle soup is always a classic when it comes to the winter season. Having a thermos full of this hearty soup can make your day on trial that much more enjoyable. Change it up (and avoid soggy noodle sadness) by adding rice instead of noodles. 

Tomato Basil Soup - Recipe (30 mins)
If you are going for flavor on the trail, this is definitely the soup to go with. Tomato soup is the ultimate comfort food, keeping your body warm throughout the day.


Breakfast on the trail is not so bad with this great oatmeal recipe. Feel free to add different types of fruits, nuts and seeds to personalize your oatmeal. 

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  Oatmeal breakfast on trail. Photo by Cynthia Peterson 

Thermos Drinks

Hot Chocolate
Everyone loves hot co cocoa! After getting a ton of request on how to make the best cup of hot chocolate while on trail, we put together this helpful guide.

We can’t forget to add coffee to the list. What would we do without our much needed caffeine? Having a thermos full of hot coffee is an easy and effective way to keep warm while on trail.

Hot Toddy
Did someone say cinnamon and whiskey? A hot toddy is a delicious hot cocktail with one job, warming you up. Perfect for winter season!

Tea & Cider
If you don't want to do all the work, just grab a couple packets of your favorite tea, hot cider or hot chocolate before heading out on trail. Just don't forget the thermos full of hot water. You won't regret having something warm to sip on. 

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Morning cup of coffee. Photo by Natasha Dworkin.