Whether you will enjoy a nice hiking under the Californian sun or going outside with your kids; working hard for a long period of time will make you hungry! Fuel yourself and your family with these healthy snacks.
You may find the perfect spot to stop in, to have some rest and to feed your rumbling tummy, having the perfect snack makes it all worthwhile. It is great to bring along some easy-to-carry snacks and energize your trip.
Peanut Butter and Jelly
A classic! It is very important you stay energized while you are exploring the trails. A Peanut Butter and Jelly is a snack full of protein and whole grains that will keep you energized through the whole adventure.
Seasoned Fruit Bowl
Cut up all your favorite fruits and put them into a sealed plastic bag or a container. Add some extra seasoning like cinnamon, cayenne or salt, this extra flavor will add up an extra energy.
A great combination for snacking is to mix dried fruits, berries, granola, nuts and seeds. It is a great source of protein, magnesium, zinc, iron, B vitamins, vitamin A and C; moreover, they are the perfect food for your brain health.
According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, this is an ideal hiking food. It contains the necessary protein and is super easy to pack! In addition, you can add them to a soup or noodles to create a more complete meal for a longer hike.
Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
This is such an indulging snack for a mid-hike recess. They are full of a wholesome mix of peanut butter, banana, quinoa and dark chocolate. Although they already have protein, thanks to the peanut butter, the quinoa is a naturally protein-rich grain, making these cookies extra better for you trip.
Fat bombs are the best option for hikes and multi-day trips: they are light and will keep you full for long hours, and, they are easy to make and to store them in your bag. Some examples can be the almond joy fat bombs made with coconut milk and coconut flakes, or if you prefer something less sweet, you can go for the Avocado & Egg Fat Bombs.
Chocolate granola bars are easy to make and the best option to carry with you during a hike. You can make your own, and pack them with all the ingredients necessary for an increment in your energy levels. You can pack it with nuts and seeds and use honey as a sweetener.
High-protein spreadable snacks and crackers
You can take some spreadable snacks that contain almonds, peanuts, edamame, roasted chickpeasand legumes. These snacks with your crackers will give you enough energy to complete any of your routes and will provide your body with carbohydrates, salt and protein in one complete meal.
A great spreadable snack can be the BeanVivo snacks, which come in different flavors: Miso Ginger, Chimichurri, Jalapeño + Avocado and Pad Thai, the perfect finger food for travelling around the city. For more information click here.