The monsoons turn the entire countryside green, making it the perfect time to go hiking. While hiking, you should always be sure to carry a lot of water, a change of clothes and light foods that will fortify your strength. Here are some quick snacks you can carry with you on your hike!
Any kind of nut is packed with fibres, vitamins, antioxidants and proteins that will give you an extra energy boost. Opt for unsalted and unsweetened nuts such as almonds, pistachios, cashews, peanuts and walnuts.
Seeds are another great, light snack that you can carry to give you tons of energy. Pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds and sunflower seeds are great options.
While carrying fresh fruit can be tricky as it may get wet or spoilt, packaged dry fruit is a good alternative. Again, look for options that are unsweetened with as few added preservatives as possible. Try dried apples, berries, banana chips, figs, raisins and strawberries. Coconut flakes are also a delicious treat!
To get your carbohydrate quota you need to be carrying some grains. Wheat cereal, open air popped popcorn, granola and tossed oats are all healthy options.
Don’t go overboard, but we give you permission to carry along a handful or two of sweets. Chocolate chips or M & Ms work well!
You could carry these snacks individually, or you could mix them together before you set off to create an exciting trail mix. Greatist.com has put together some easy mixes that will keep you happy as you hike! Simply combine the ingredients together, put them in a bag, shake up the bag and you’re good to go.
Seed and Spices
Mix together almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and a pinch of garlic powder and onion powder. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to give it a spicy kick!
Nuts for Nuts
Combine almonds, peanuts, walnuts, cashews and pecans to make a delightfully nutty snack! Then add a couple of raisins to give the mix some natural sweetness.
Peanut Butter Friend
Do you love peanut butter, jelly and banana sandwiches? Then you’ll love this mix where you combine banana chips, almonds, peanuts and chocolate and peanut butter chips.
Mix together a bowl of movie night snacks and take on your trek to bring some extra fun to your hike.
Will you be mixing up any of these trail mixes at home?