When hiking it is important to remember to pack lots of food. I always like to pack plenty of snacks and smaller food items instead of one big food item so that I can be eating along the way of the hike. I love food so much and I get HANGRY so I have to make sure I pack enough of it. Never make the mistake of not bringing enough food…. Trust me, everyone you’re hiking with will thank you. So here are some ideas of what you can pack on your next hike:
Sausage: A suuuuper easy thing to pack when you go on a hike. I just buy a pre cooked sausage, cut it into slices, and throw it in a bag. Good to go. Pair it with some cheese and crackers if you’re feelin’ extra fancy.
Egg or Tuna Salad: This pretty much speaks for itself. A very filling and protein packed snack.
Chocolate: It’s always great to have a treat for yourself for when you reach a summit, lake or pass. I love packing some chocolate in my bag for this occasion. This 4 ingredient recipe is a favorite of mine and it’s the perfect desert.
PEANUT CHEW – EATMORE
1 cup creamed honey
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup smooth peanut butter
2 cups salted peanuts
Line a 10” X 15” jelly roll pan with foil. Combine the honey and chocolate chips in a large, heavy saucepan. Place the pan on low heat until the chips start to melt. Stir often. Turn the heat to medium-high. Stir continually until the mixture starts to boil. Remove the saucepan to a hot pad. Add the peanut butter. Stir until the mixture becomes smooth. Add the peanuts. Stir until mixed well. Pour the mixture down the centre of the prepared pan. Use a spatula to spread the mixture evenly to the sides and corners of the pan. Let the pan sit on the counter for several hours. Put it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes just before cutting. Store in a container with waxed paper between the layers or wrap individually in the plastic wrap. Makes 24 bars.
Special Drink: I never do a hike without a special drink in my bag that I can look forward to drinking at the top. It could be whatever you like – an iced tea, Gatorade, energy drink, whatever you want! I always start thinking about my drink half way up and once I get to the top it’s the most amazing thing ever.
Veggie Bag: My favs are snap peas, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes and cucumber. But pack whatever you’d like!
Fruit: Orange, peach, cherries, grapes etc…. you know what fruit is, you can figure this one out.
Hard Boiled Egg
Emergency Bar: Something like a Lara Bar or a Cliff Bar, for if you run out of food and need more energy.