Keto vs Low Carb

What's really allowed on a keto diet

There's a lot of varying information out there on high-protein dieting. To learn more, check out this Harvard Medical School article  on the Keto Diet. 


Always discuss diet transitions with your doctor before embarking on a new diet as those with high cholesterol or cardiovascular disease may be at a greater risk for complications. If you're looking to supplement high carb snacks for high protein snacks, you're in luck as there are plenty of options that are heart healthy. Snacks that are high in protein will make you feel full longer, and will provide you with the highest level of energy.

Tips for selecting snacks to bring with you on your next outdoor excursion:

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

It’s Important to Read Labels

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.

Don’t Limit Yourself to Bars

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?