Snacks that are high in protein will make you feel full longer, and will provide you with the highest level of energy.
● Make sure to find snacks that are easy to pack in a backpack or pocket
● Select snacks that do not require refrigeration
● Choose snacks that are high in protein
● Avoid snacks that are high in sugar
When it comes to selecting high protein snacks, make sure to read and compare product labels. It may come as a surprise that some items that are labeled as “energy bars” actually have ingredients that are less nutritious than what you might find in a candy bar.
If you are not interested in purchasing energy bars to take with you on your next outdoor excursion, you have many other high protein snack choices. Nuts or trail mix, hard boiled eggs, items made with tofu, cheese, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, chick peas, edamame and hummus are all great options!
The following are examples of energy bars that are high in protein, low in sugar, and are sure to curb your hunger while you are in the midst of your outdoor adventure:
Zing Nutrition Bars – High protein, high fiber, no trans fats, no preservatives, 100% natural
Rise Energy Bars – Vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, high protein
Quest Bars – High protein, low sugar, nuts, dried fruit, many flavor choices
What are your favorite snacks for your hiking and backpacking adventures?