Top Snacks for Backpacking and Hiking

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Going on hiking soon and thinking what to pack?

Apart from having a water bottle, a good pair of shoes, and the necessary gear, you will surely want to pack the right snacks that you can take with you.

During an intense activity like hiking you will need some extra energy that will include salt, protein, fats, and complex carbs.

We have compiled a list of the top snacks for hiking adventurers.

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Peanut Butter

Nut butters are an excellent protein source full of healthy fats and calories.

The high amount of protein in the peanut butter will fuel up your muscles while the fat will make you feel full for a longer period of time.

This snack is also full of magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamin E, B3 and B6 and it is heart-healthy.

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Beef Jerky

Beef jerky is dried meet stacked with protein that will keep you going on that hike.

Also, this snack is rich in dehydrating sodium which boosts up energy.

Beef jerky is also an economical snack that works effectively in small amounts.

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Energy Bars

The energy bars are one of the primary choices when considering snacks for hiking.

They are great for this type of activity because most of them contain high amounts of calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrates.

Just for the record, 10 gr protein bars contain enough healthy fats and carbohydrates that are a better option for quick fuel during hikes.

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Dried Fruits

If you want a snack full of energy and proteins, consider dry fruits that are a real booster!

Bananas, figs, raisins, apricots, pears, dates- you name it.

All these are full of calories and fiber that will keep you fresh and energized.

Plus, they are more convenient to pack and carry than fresh fruits.

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Trail Mix

The trail mix is a fun compilation of raisins, nuts, and a small quantity of M&Ms or choco chips.

This combination will fuel you up during hiking and you will love it because it is quite economical and practical to prepare.

Make your trail mix at home by mixing three ounces of nuts (peanuts, almonds, walnuts, cashews), half an ounce of dried fruits (cranberries, raisins), some seeds (pumpkin, sunflower), and half an ounce of M&Ms, choco chips or pretzel snacks.

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