Snacks, who doesn’t love them? It can sometimes be hard to turn away from the sugary stuff and focus on healthier options. But don’t worry, the five snacks listed below are healthy and delicious, making it easy to ignore those chips in your cupboard. They are sure to give you that extra boost of energy that you need to finish your hike.
#1 Trial Mix
Trail mix contains granola, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and sometimes chocolate. This snack is very popular in the outdoor and camping community because it is lightweight, easy to store, and contains nutrients that your body craves.
#2 Protein Bars
There are endless types of protein bars on the market and Clif is one of the brands who caters towards active individuals. I love Clif bars because they make me feel revitalized when working out and they have a variety of flavors. Chocolate mint is the bomb! If you go to the supermarket, you’ll see a large assortment of protein bars to choose from. They are perfect to pack for a hike because they are small and can be filling when eaten.
#3 Dried Fruit
Dried fruit might look a little unappetizing but it’s actually really good! Popularity has grown for this snack over the years because it doesn’t spoil, it’s easy to pack, and it’s tasty. Dehydrated fruits are higher in calories because they are more concentrated once the water has been removed, but a few extra calories is exactly what you need when fatigue starts setting in.
#4 Beef Jerky
Beef jerky is one of my favorite hiking snacks to pack! I could easily eat an entire bag in one sitting. It’s lean and high in protein and also includes a variety of flavors. Some common flavors include BBQ, teriyaki, Hawaiian, black pepper, habanero, and numerous others. Buy it an your nearest gas station or grocery store and start heading up the trail!
#5 Veggie Sticks
Veggie sticks are a lot of fun to snack on! I love dipping them in ranch or hummus because it adds flavor and is also healthy. Grab a handful of these and store them in your hiking pack. If you decide to be outdoors for a few hours, these veggie sticks might begin to condensate on a hot day. So this snack is better suited for the cooler days.
Thanks for making it all the way to the end of this blog! I would love to hear of any additional hiking snacks that you may find delicious, so make sure to comment below your thoughts.