Backpacking breakfast on a budget

Backpacker food isn’t renown for its culinary delights, think pot noodles, ends of bread and the free food bin.

I’m gonna show you that you don’t need to survive on the blandest and most basic foods to keep within your budget! You can make delicious (and healthy) nosh whilst travelling, without breaking the bank.

Avocado and Tomato Toast with a Kick! (1 Portion = $1.90) 


Half an Avocado ($1.50 for 1)

2 or 3 Cherry Tomatoes (Box of Tomatoes ($2.50)

Loaf of Rye sourdough bread (can also use sliced or whatever is cheaper) ($3)

Salt ($2)

Pepper ($1)

Lime ((80 cents), completely optional and only if you have one floating about)

Sriracha Chilli Sauce (donated)

  1. Toast your bread in a toaster
  2. Slice the avocado in half, pop the other half in the fridge and save it for tomorrow (note: leave the stone in the avocado to stop it from going manky in the fridge!)
  3. Smash the avocado on toast with a knife (note: you don’t need to use butter as the avocado has lots of healthy fats in there and buckets of flavour)
  4. Squeeze a wedge of lime if you have one to give you a little extra zest!
  5. Slice the tomatoes in half and lay on the toast
  6. Season with salt and pepper
  7. Add that Chilli sauce for a morning kick! (If your travelling around south america or asia its the perfect opportunity to try out loads of different types of wicked-tasty chilli sauce.


This is a perfect breakfast, you can even add an egg or two and its brunch! It’s healthy, yummy and super easy to make. I bought 3 avocados to last me the week and check the free food bin for stuff like chilli sauce but you can buy it for $2. I know salt and pepper can seem like a luxury when travelling but it adds so much flavour and you can use it with everything, so go ahead and treat yourself!

Happy munching!



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