What to Eat at a Music Festival? 

Before heading out to a music festival, eat a solid meal. While festival foods can be delicious and tempting, they can be difficult to find and overpriced. If you do plan to indulge, split the unhealthy treats with friends. To avoid feeling fried at the end of the day, you should stick to a similar meal to your pre-fest meal, including slow-burning carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. 

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Foods already available at music festivals 

One of the greatest joys of music festivals is the food, so why not make sure to make the most of it? While music festivals are filled with greasy, sugary snacks, there are a variety of healthy options available to satisfy your cravings, too. The following are some of the foods you should consider eating during your next music festival. Ensure to pack a healthy breakfast and snacks, and try to consume as much protein as possible. Fruits are a great choice as they will keep you full for longer. Whole grain carbohydrates are also a great option, as they will keep you feeling fuller longer and increase your energy levels. 

Farm-to-table options 

The Blissfest Music Organization is promoting farm-to-table dining at its upcoming music festival this year. Executive director Jim Gillespie is planning a multi-course seasonal dinner that will be served on the festival grounds. He is also growing some of his own ingredients for the dinner. The dinner is expected to be one of the most popular events of the weekend, selling out almost immediately. 

Exotic cuisine 

Traditionally, food is a huge part of the music festival experience, and with the popularity of summer festivals growing globally, on-site food stalls are now offering a variety of gourmet treats from around the world. Exotic cuisine is a growing industry at music festivals, as millennials have no problem spending money for top-notch food. However, the quality of food at these events can be pricey, so be prepared to spend a little extra on your festival food. 

Sandwich wraps 

When it comes to food, sandwich wraps are a good choice at a music festival because they’re easy to prepare and add variety to your festival meals. For a well-rounded wrap, opt for the granola crunch apple-peanut butter variety. These are packed with whole grains, fruit, and healthy fats. A sandwich wrap can be easily made at home, so you can also prepare it as a snack. 

Adding legumes to a food haul 

If you’re heading out for the day at a music festival, you’ll want to pack your food haul with a variety of beans and peas. Legumes are the edible seeds, pods, and fruits of the pea family. They’re perfect for boosting protein in your smoothies and are also great for dips. Green soybeans, for instance, can be turned into hummus or used as a substitute for meat in your homemade meatballs. 

Pacing at a music festival 

Music festivals are not the same in all ways. For one, the larger headliners usually play between 6 and 10 p.m., while smaller acts typically start playing around noon or 1 p.m. In other words, you may have as little as 10 hours to spend wandering the grounds. If you plan on seeing everything, and drinking a lot, you’ll want to pace yourself accordingly. However, there are some ways to ensure that you have enough time to see and hear everything.