8 Healthy snacks for your hiking adventures

Hiking is all about enjoying nature, enjoying time with your family, kids or friends and getting of the grid.

My kids like walking. They also like our walking breaks because they know they will be treated with some good stuff to refill their energy tanks!

Let me share with you some of our favorite healthy snacks that we take with us on our hiking adventures.

We pick snacks with a good combination of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates that keep us full and give us lasting energy. The other criteria for picking snacks is that they stay fresh in warm weather.

Nuts and Trail Mixes

Nuts are full of protein and healthy fats and will give you фт instant energy boost.

Trail Mix snacks

Almonds, cashews, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds are just a few kinds that we keep in your pack.

Sometimes we also prepare what we call a Trail MixNot only it is packed full of protein, iron, and essential B vitamins, but it tastes delicious too. Kids love this stuff!

Fresh fruits and Veggies

They will give you a healthful and fresh feeling of satiety. We go for portable ones like carrots, celery, bell pepper sticks, apples, and mandarines (easier to peel than oranges).

Dried Fruits

Fresh fruits are not always convenient to pack when it comes to hiking or skiing. A great solution is dried fruits. You can carry them without fear of crushing them in your backpack.

Dried fruits are rich in natural sugars and microelements and are excellent for an energy boost on the go. You do not have to stop to take a mouthful of tasty dates, raisins, apricots, or figs to tackle that last climb before the summit. 

Date Truffles

This is one of our favorites! With a prep time of fewer than 15 minutes and very few ingredients, you get a healthy, tasty, and energizing treat that tastes almost like a real chocolate truffle!

Healthy Dates Truffles

You can find the full recipe here.

Hydration is very important when you are outdoors. We usually carry enough water with us, but in cold weather, it is always good to drink something hot and energizing.

Here are some of our favorite choices:

Green tea with lime and honey.

It carries enough caffeine that can energize you and is an excellent hydration option. I find green tea a great option for both hot and cold weather. During cold weather, it gives me a boost of warmth, and during hot periods it vastly reduces thirst and rehydrates.

Mashed berries with honey

Just mash your favorite berries add hot water and a bit of honey, filter, and put it in the thermos. You will have a delicious, fresh, and nutritious drink for your hiking pauses.

Ginger-Lemon-Mint-Honey Punch

Take a few pieces of ginger, add mint leaves, lemon, and honey, and add some hot water. You will get a refreshing and revitalizing herbal tea that will give you an immediate energy kick when you feel tired.

Warm apple juice with cinnamon and agave syrup.

This is our winter favorite. Tasty, warming, and energizing. 

Pour apple juice into a pot, add cinnamon and agave syrup, bring to a boil, and immediately take off the heat. Wait for 30 minutes and pour in the thermos. That’s it!

As you can see, we go for healthy snacks and drinks that are easy to prepare, and easy to carry.

Most of our snacks take up very little space and can be carried even in the kids’ backpacks.

They also produce practically no litter.

See you next time on the trail!

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