Best Summer Hiking Snacks

August 17, 2022

Hit the trails for a summer hike, but don’t forget to pack some snacks. Whether you plan a summer picnic along the way or you are simply looking for an epic adventure while you explore a new location, you are going to need some satisfying snacks to stay energized throughout the day. Pack your hiking bag and be sure to check out these five simple snacks, perfect for your next summertime hike.

#1 Bars
Granola and granola bars are super simple summer snacks perfect for summertime adventures. Whether you enjoy classic granola or grain-free granola, a bag of granola or a variety of granola bars are easy and lightweight to pack, no matter where your summertime adventures or hikes take you. If you are heading out for a morning hike to see the sunrise, bake up a batch of Pumpkin Granola Muffins for a hearty hiking breakfast.

If you prefer something a little softer than crunchy granola bars, try some Soft Baked Bars. Convenient, flavorful, and soft-baked, these bars are made with real, whole-food ingredients and can be enjoyed all on their own or paired with other hiking foods.
#2 Fresh Fruit
Swing by your local community farmers’ market before you hit the hiking trails and stock up on some summertime staples like blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, and strawberries. You can even cut up some summer melons like cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon and create a refreshing summertime fruit salad or salsa paired with a handful of Sweet Thins for dipping.

#3 Protein-Packed Snacks
Nuts, nut butter, seeds, and seed butter are all perfect options for a quick and easy summertime hiking snack packed with protein. Stock up on your favorite nuts like almonds, cashews, walnuts, and some seeds like pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds for a variety of hiking snacks to easily enjoy on the go.
If you prefer nut butter or seed butter, you can purchase individual packets that are convenient for hiking. Pair them with your favorite fruit and vegetable sticks or add on a stack of almond flour crackers from your favorite snack packfor the perfect salty & sweet combo. 

If you have a variety of nuts and seeds, why not get creative and whip up your own handcrafted batch of trail mix. If you prefer something salty and sweet, why choose one flavor combination when you can enjoy both with this recipe for Sweet and Salty Trail Mix. Made with favorite trail mix staples like crunchy and salty gluten-free pretzel sticks and sweet (naturally-dyed) chocolate candy, be sure you make enough to share with your entire hiking crew.

#4 Vegetable Sticks
While you are shopping at the local community farmers market, stock up on fresh vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, cauliflower, celery sticks, and cherry tomatoes then pair them with a handful of Veggie Pita Crackers for a delicious and nutritious hiking snack.
#5 Stay Hydrated

Besides hiking snacks, do not forget to stay well hydrated. Pack your favorite reusable water bottle to stay hydrated during a long day spent outside in the great outdoors as you enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature.
No matter where your summertime hiking takes you, you (and your stomach) will be set for your next big adventure with these five simple hiking snacks for the summertime season.
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