Thanks for all the suggestions. The beans, seeds and nuts suggestions all sound good, likewise H&B for the dried fruit. Tinned fish is a good idea too, but like you say, definitely seperate from the porridge! Yuk!
Its not that we don't have any fruit or veg at all, its just a bit hit and miss depending on supplies. I'm told that sourcing local supplies is difficult, but judging by the quantities of fresh produce I saw in the markets in Mombasa that seems unlikely, so I'm not sure where the problem is.
I've just started training for a duathlon which is in a few months time. The main problem is that I work offshore down in Africa, one month on, one month off. There's a decent gym on the ship and so training isn't a problem, but getting my diet right is more difficult.
The food isn't the best - mainly fried food, with very limited availability of fresh fruit or veg. I've noticed that I'm feeling really tired and struggling to recover between training sessions, and the most likely thing seems to be that I'm not eating enough of the right things.
Does anyone have any suggestions of food or food supplements that might help? Obviously, it would have to be fairly long lasting (fruit wouldn't even last the journey here) and need little or no preparation.
Initially I was thinking along the lines of dried fruit and instant porridge, but would it help to take things like fish oil tables, protein supplements and other similar things?