Healthy Hiking Snacks [and a KIND Bar Giveaway]
It’s basically a requirement to go hiking on a regular basis if you live in San Francisco. I have lived up to my expectations and go hiking on a nearly weekly basis. I actually am going through hiking withdrawal currently after being home for two weekends. Hopefully it gets cured this weekend.
Anyway, one of the best parts about hiking is food. Isn’t the best part of most things food? Anyway, I love the idea of packing a picnic for hikes and also eating after a hike. Sometimes though you just need healthy hiking snacks to keep hanger at bay.
- The Best Homemade Granola Bars via Almost Getting it Together
- Five Ingredient Trail Mix Cookies via Uproot From Oregon
Upgrade your usual trail mix with Marisa’s cookies. They are super easy to put together and a great way to use up any lingering trail mix, nuts or seeds you have in your pantry.
- Cinnamon and Sage Almonds via The Almond Eater
If you don’t know whether or not you want sweet or savory, these cinnamon and sage almonds are a perfect compromise. Plus, they are full of protein and fiber and healthy fat! #triplewin
- Pumpkin Spice Plantain Chips via The Healthy Maven
I know we are months away from pumpkin season but if you’re looking for a little crunch to pack with you on your hike, these plantain chips will definitely fit the bill.
- Chocolate Cherry Hazelnut Energy Bites via Almost Getting it Together
- KIND Bars
I’ve basically been a fan of KIND Bars forever. Often when I’m hiking I find I start craving salt and savory and not anything sweet, which kind of rules out a lot of typical snacks. Their STRONG & KIND bars are my new favorites, especially the Honey Mustard because I love all things mustard.
Grab an apple, stick it in your bag and you’re good to go. Clementines, pears or dates are all good options. Don’t pack a banana because that will just get smushed and gross in your bag.
- Cheese and crackers
This is if you’re like me and aren’t too worried about food safety. Pick a hard cheese that can be out of refrigeration for a while and sturdy crackers like Rainforest crackers. Put them in a tupperware container to keep them from getting crushed.
My friends at KIND are giving you the chance to have 10 hikes hunger-free with a 10 pack sampler of their STRONG & KIND bars. They pack 10 grams of protein, are soy and whey free and have ingredients you can see and pronounce, unlike other bars. I’ll choose one winner at random on Wednesday, May 21st. If you’re looking to win other things this week, head over to Running with SD Mom and Erica Finds for even more giveaways.
KIND is currently giving back to the community with a $10,000 grant each month to a socially-impactful cause through KIND CAUSES. You can head over to their website and cast your vote for this month’s winner.
Chat with me:
What snacks do you pack on hikes? Are you a sweet or savory snack person?