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Old 24-10-2009, 08:19   #1
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'Easyfood' Pre-Packaged Meals from Oz

Gord mentioned this stuff in another thread. I thought it might be worthwhile recording it here:

http://www.easyfoods.com.au/


Beef Stroganoff 420g
Lamb with Red Currant Rosemary 420g

Chicken Tikka Masala 420g

Vegetarian Tikka Masala 420g
Chilli Bean and Potato 420g



Easy Foods
Description Weight Wholesale Price Per Carton Total Price

Beef Stroganoff 420g $ 4.20 50 $ 210.00
Lamb Red Currant & Rosemary 420g $ 4.20 50 $ 210.00
Chicken Tikka Masala 420g $ 4.20 50 $ 210.00
Chilli Bean and Potato 420g $ 4.20 50 $ 210.00
Vegetarian Tikka Masala 420g $ 4.20 50 $ 210.00
* Prices exclude delivery
** Prices quoted are initially for 3 month period from the 16/01/09
*** Minimum order of 50 units / carton

****For an additional fee the packages can be placed in a cardboard sleave with labelling


Info from: http://www.podd.com.au/files/file/Easy%20Foods%20Publication2.pdf





So those prices: $4.20 each. Carton qty 50. Price per carton $210

$4.20AUD = $3.90 USD

420 grams is not a huge amount, about the quantity of a standard can.

Beef Strog = 1827kJ How does that rate for a main meal?
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Old 24-10-2009, 09:11   #2
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these meals are obviously meant to be served with a carbohydrate dish (pasta, potato, rice) inasmuch as they seem to only contain meat, sauce, vegetable.

420gm is almost 15oz so one pack is close to a 1lb. (1000gm = 2.2lb)

assuming the meal was served with 2 cups of cooked white rice total calorie count would equal around 1000 cal (1827KJ equals approx 450cal (or kcal to be more pedantic) and a 1/2 cup of cooked white rice is about 135cal)

daily requirement for a 5ft 6in tall, 125lb, 16 y.o., female engaged in heavy work is around 2400cal so such a meal would provide about 40% of daily needs

the requirement for a 220lb, 6ft middle-aged man is around the same at 2400cal (tho they tend to be less attractive )
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the requirement for a 220lb, 6ft middle-aged man is around the same at 2400cal (tho they tend to be less attractive )
Some website says 2400 cal per day is "Be physically active for 30 minutes most days of the week".

We must need much more than that on passage?

Plus, we always lose weight on a passage no matter how much we eat.
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Some website says 2400 cal per day is "Be physically active for 30 minutes most days of the week". We must need much more than that on passage?
2400 is about right for an active day. Back in my mountaineering days we did some 3000 cal per day trips and in winter it can go to 4000 for the really hard stuff hauling 70 pounds up 4,000 ft in cold weather.

When you get into heavy activity eating a giant meal does not work so well. It's nice to eat a good hot meal so there is a moral boost that can help. The thought of a good meal ahead can add a few hours more of extra effort. Motivation with food is never a bad way to get the most out of a crew. The liquor needs to wait for after you expect anything worth while from the crew.

As you get into more activity you can always supplement with other things you consume as you burn calories. It's better to replace sooner as you use them when you are burning high levels. In rough weather you can't always sit down and relax with a good meal but you do burn a whole lot more energy handling the boat in rough weather. I also find my appetite reduces in rough weather too. It's a temporary thing however.
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i did the cooking on our atlantic crossing and we ate one main meal a day plus sandwiches and snacks and i would guess our evening meal (main, cooked) was probably around the 1000cal mark each.

it's a reasonable amount of food in one sitting.
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USDA Recommendations
http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/aer772/aer772a.pdf

Teenage Girls - 2,200 calories per day
Teenage Boys - 2,800 calories per day
Active men - 2,800 calories per day
Active women - 2,800 calories per day

See also
Nutrition in Adolescent Girls
http://www.bcm.edu/cnrc/consumer/archives/percentDV.htm
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Found some interesting stuff...

Energy requirements (kilojoules/day) For 31-50 year old Male
  • About 9,900 kJ/day (approximately 2400 cal/day)
Variation to Energy Expenditure depending on Physical Activity Level for a man 31-50 years, about 1.8m in height, weighing about 71kg

Predominantly standing or walking eg housewives, salespersons12,700 13,450 kJ/dayHeavy occupational work or highly active leisure eg construction workers, high performance athletes14,200 15,600+ kJ/day





Energy requirements (kilojoules/day) For 51 to 70 yo Male
  • About 9,200 kJ/day (2,200 cal/day)
Variation to Energy Expenditure depending on Physical Activity Level for a 65 year old man, about 1.7m in height, weighing about 63.6kg

Heavy occupational work or highly active leisure eg construction workers, high performance athletes.12,300-13,600+ kJ/day


Healthy Active - Men 51-70 years old
Healthy Active - Men 31-50 years old

So we need a fair bit more, half as much again, as when we are gunkholing.
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2400 is about right for an active day.............The liquor needs to wait for after you expect anything worth while from the crew.
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I bet Mark gets about half his daily calories from drinking beer.
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