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9 Snacks Perfect for Taking on a Hike

Because mediocre trail mix and boring granola bars aren't going to cut it
Best Snacks for Hiking
Photo: Katy Flannery

If you're planning to hit the trails this weekend, you're going to need energizing and nutritious snacks that will help you power through but won't weigh you down. And while healthy foods like granola bites and wholesome nut blends can get a bad reputation, there are plenty of snacks available to provide all the nutrition you need without sacrificing taste.

Whether you're headed out for a two-hour hike or an all-day adventure, throw a few of these essentials into your pack.

① Coconut Fig Superfood Squares from Organic Living Superfoods

Each little square is packed with vitamins and minerals for an extra boost of energy on the trail.

② Wagyu Beef Snack Strips from EPIC

These gluten-free and Paleo-friendly snack strips fit easily in your backpack and are loaded with protein. Flavor options include smoked salmon maple, turkey cranberry sage and venison sea salt pepper.

③ Orange Ginger Raisin Grain Free Granola Bites from Lark Ellen Farm

Treat yourself to the irresistible combination of cinnamon, ginger and raisins by either taking the whole bag or storing some in small, tightly sealed containers for maximum freshness.

④ Hemp Heart Bites from Manitoba Harvest

For a snack packed with plant-based protein and omega-3 and -6, reach for these crunchy, bite-size pieces. They come in both 4- and 1.6-ounce packages, and will keep you full and satisfied.

⑤ Garlic & Onion Kale Chips from Rhythm Superfoods

Potato chips are not the best choice when you're trying to stay fueled, so pack kale chips instead. We recommend the spicy jalapeño or garlic-and-onion flavor.

⑥ Thai Curry Superfood Nut Blend from Living Intentions

Grab a handful of raw cashews, sprouted almonds and crunchy coconut seasoned with tangy lemon, Thai spices and lemongrass. To support immune health, every bag also has one billion CFUs (that's colony-forming units) of friendly probiotic cultures.

⑦ Cashew Butter from Yumbutter

This cashew butter, made with goji berries, chia seeds and hemp seeds, is packed with omega-3s and all nine nine essential amino acids. The pouch makes it easy to enjoy with an apple or spread on crackers.

⑧ Chocolate & Sea Salt Bars from 88 Acres

Feed your body and satiate your sweet tooth with these nutritious bars made with gluten-free oats, Vermont maple syrup and organic dark chocolate.

⑨ Maple Pear Quinoa Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze from Munk Pack

These gluten-free and vegan snacks are made with 100 percent pure maple syrup, pear and organic quinoa. They also come in convenient, resealable pouches, so you can fuel as you go.

 

Taking a break from hiking at Toadstool Geologic Park and snacking on a tasty @munkpack! ⠀

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Whether your idea of the perfect picnic is cooking in the wilderness or sipping a summery cocktail at a sidewalk café, we’ve got everything you need to spend your Summer in the Wild. Let the outdoor entertaining begin.

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