This post was written by RESULTS dietitian Madeleine Holloway.
Hiking is a great way to get moving and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. As an avid hiker, I have learned the importance of packing plenty of water & an assortment of snacks. You never know when you may take a wrong turn or go chasing a summit, so it’s essential to be prepared. Here are my favorite snacks to pack for a day outdoors:
Enjoying a ham sandwich in Glacier National Park, Canada
– PB&J on whole wheat bread
– Nut butter, banana & honey on whole wheat English muffin
– Turkey & avocado on whole wheat bread
– Ham & cheddar on whole wheat bread
· If you have a water bladder, fill ½ with ice & pack sandwiches next to ice water
Make your own trail mix with bulk nuts & seeds
– Raw nuts & seeds – almonds, walnuts, cashews, pecans, sunflower, pumpkin, etc.
– Trail mix – bulk or single serving packs
– Nut butters – single serving packs
* Pair nut butter with fruit for a balanced snack on-the-go
Savoring a snack & water break at Little Yosemite in Sunol, California
– Fresh fruit – bananas, oranges, apples, pears, stone fruits, etc.
– Dried fruits – cranberries, pineapple, mango, apricots, etc.
* Pack fruits on the top of your pack to avoid smashing
Kate’s Real Food bars found at REI stores
– Nut & fruit bar – LaraBar, KIND, Kate’s Real Food, Bobo’s Oat Bar
– Protein bar – RXBar
* Look for labels with ingredients you can easily pronounce
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