Looking for a little extra energy on your next hike? Check out these 6 healthy snack ideas that are portable as well as tasty!
Now that you’ve had an energizing breakfast and have started your trek into the forest, let’s talk about keeping your body properly fueled. Depending on how long your hike is, you may not even need any snacks. For a typical day hike that takes less than 2 hours to get to the top (or to the halfway point if you’re doing a loop), I find that a packed lunch – and lots of water – suffice. However, if you’re going out for an all-day expedition (looking at you Coloradans hiking 14’ers) and especially if you are on a multi-day backpacking trip, it’s a good idea to bring along a couple snacks that don’t require refrigeration.
In general, a good hiking snack should be around 100-250 calories, 15-30 grams of carbohydrate, and also pack in some healthy fat and protein for long-lasting energy. Any while sugar definitely provides energy, go with healthier sources of the sweet stuff like dates or dark chocolate.
So here’s a toast to keeping it healthy on the hiking trails!
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