Here are some delicious foods that will keep you fueled before, during and after a refreshing Fall hike without adding too much weight to your pack!
BeforeBefore heading out for the day to enjoy the Fall foliage and all that this season has to offer, fuel up! Protein, whole grains, and fresh fruits can offer sustained energy and enough carbohydrates to keep you energized all the way to the summit. Whip up a protein packed smoothie loaded with your favorite fresh fruits–maybe even a frozen veggie or two–your choice of nut milk and viola! Perfect road trip fuel on your way to the wilderness and with a side of your favorite whole-grain toast slathered in nut butter, you’ll be itching to hit the trails! Looking for a quick and easy recipe? Try our Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie recipe. With the convenience of only having to add a few ingredients to our 20g Clean Protein Shake you’ll be out the door before the sun is up!
DuringDuring your trek up the mountainside you won’t want to be taking the time to put together an entire meal. Instead reach for compact, nutrient-dense and high-carb foods for instant energy.
- Protein Bars - Orgain Protein Bars are the perfect, packable option when it comes to mitigating extra and unnecessary weight in your pack. They’re loaded with nutrients and protein keeping you satisfied without making you feel as though you’ll need to be rolled back down the mountain. We all know that feeling a little too well, don’t we?
- Hummus & Veggies - This dynamic duo offers a tasty and refreshing crunch in a packable form. Bring along sliced apples and your favorite nut butter and we’ve got a party! Fiber, natural sugars, MORE PROTEIN, and even some added hydration thanks to our celery stalk friends.
- Trail mix - The backpacker’s staple! Trail mix is another excellent lightweight and easy option for when you’re looking to make a day out of adventuring. Head to the bulk section in the grocery store and get creative! Dried fruits, nuts, and even chocolate are going to provide nutrients, sodium (for us sweaty Betty's), fast energy, and added protein. All perfect for when that last mile starts to feel a little too taxing.