Whether you are taking a quick afternoon hike or planning a week-long hiking excursion, choosing the right food to bring on a hike can help you feel great to tackle any trail.
The best foods to eat while hiking will serve as fuel that gets you started, keep you going and help you recover after a strenuous hiking trip.
When planning food for long hikes, look for lightweight, filling and nutritious snacks and meals to power you through even the most challenging hikes or backpacking trips.
My favourites are:
👉 Mix nuts mix
👉 Protein bars (I usually make them at home using GaiaMeal)
👉 Fresh fruits like apples, bananas, oranges
👉 Freeze-dried fruits
👉 Instant oatmeal
"Me and my GaiaMeal at the top of Little Adams Peak, Sri Lanka
A complete meal without any fuss"
Because backpackers expend energy and moisture carrying heavy packs and navigating difficult terrain, it’s critical to maintain proper hydration.
Getting enough sleep, avoiding alcohol, staying hydrated and eating nutritious foods are excellent ways to stay healthy while backpacking.