5 Delicious Hiking Snacks

My first favorite trail snack is these GoMacro bars. I think I have another one in here. Yeah. They have a lot of different flavors depending on what you like, and some of them say “high protein,” so I usually grab those, but they’re really good ingredients that I can pronounce. That’s one of the main things I look for in a bar, and of course, that it taste good and it feels satisfying. These are really good.

I also love, where are they, the Oatmega bars. These are probably my go-to bar because they’re the cheapest. I get them at Target, and they taste really good. Good quality ingredients, and some protein and omega-3s.

Then last up is these Square Organics square bars, and these are so good. They are covered in chocolate, which is both amazing and also a little problematic if you’re hiking a lot in the desert or in the heat like I do. Usually, when I open it up, it’s just like the chocolate has melted everywhere, which I will probably never be complaining about melted chocolate anyway, but bring a little baggie to put the trash in because you don’t want to get chocolate all over your backpack.

There are a bunch of people coming. Now I just look like a crazy person. I’m like Mary Poppins. I just have an endless bag of goodies here.

The next up is this classic apple and peanut butter. I love these Justin’s packets, and this is the almond butter one, but I also love the peanut butter one, and just grab an apple and … Fly. And I’m good to go.

Next up are just a little trail mix here. This one … I just make my own. I find that most store-brought trail mixes are pretty expensive, and they’re mostly just peanuts, and I don’t really like eating just peanuts, and so I make my own. I just go to the bulk section and grab a couple of your favorite nuts or seeds or dried berries. This have walnuts and pecans and pumpkin seeds, and you can sprinkle some cinnamon in. This is just a really cost-effective way to get exactly what you like.

Next up. I love plantain chips. I will just eat these out of the bag or put them in a smaller bag if I don’t want to carry the whole bag on the trail. But these, and then if I’m at camp or just my everyday life, I’ll sometimes scoop avocado onto these. They’re just really crunchy, and I love them, and they’re also salty, so I like that when I’m sweating on the trail a lot.

Let’s see. What else do I have for you? Then the next thing that I love to take on a trail are home made protein energy bites. I made these at home the other night. These are just full of chia seeds and peanut butter and oats and protein powder. They’re pretty cheap to make. I probably wouldn’t take this whole bag full of these, but maybe just two or three of them.

While I’m talking to you about this, this one and this one are Stasher bags. I just discovered these. They’re reusable plastic bags. They seal really, really well. I’m just trying to reduce the amount of plastic that I consume because I love nature, and just why not? These are reusable, and for the price of a couple of boxes of those plastic ones, you can just reuse this one.

I’ve tried a couple of different brands, and this Stasher brand is definitely my favorite. You can make these protein bars, or protein bites, and I’ll link to a couple of my favorite recipes on the blog post with this video so that you can try some of those, but sometimes I just make them up myself too, just throw a bunch of things in a bowl, make a ball, put it in the fridge, and then throw it in my pack whenever I’m ready to go.

Alex Kafure

Alex Kafure

As South Floridian native, my first camping experience was right along the beach in the Florida Keys. Since then, it's been nothing but exploring what the rest of the world has to offer. From moving to the Pacific Northwest to now residing in Costa Rica, I've had the chance to experience all kinds of environments. The question that always lingers in my mind is, "where to next?" I can't wait to find out.

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