Who loves a good snack? I’m sure most of us are raising our hands with a resounding “yes to snacks!”. Not to be underestimated, these in-between mini meals can be vital in balancing blood sugar throughout the day, and also key to an athlete’s performance for extended endurance events. Personally, I am snacking all summer long as I hit the trails for long adventures, and rigorous hikes in Aspen, CO. From the best bars to nourishing trail mix, I’m sharing some of my favorite ways to get good clean and whole nutrients for those days on the trail.
1. GoMacro Bar
GoMacro bars are vegan, gluten-free and certified organic––all great components for a trusted bar. With over 14 flavors in the protein bar, GoMacro also offers kids bars, nut-free options and snack bars. I like to keep 1-2 bars in my hydration vest at all times. My favorite flavor? The dark chocolate + almonds.
2. Trail Mix
Trail Mix a.k.a gorp! This is a tried and true trail snack. With almost no limitation on nut, fruit and seed combinations, have fun creating your mix––it’s fun for the whole family. Below, I'm sharing my ideal combo that keeps my energy level high and my blood sugar stable on my trail runs and intense hikes:
- 1 cup raw cashews
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- ¼ sunflower seeds
- ¼ chopped organic dates
3. Veggie Sandwich
A good sandwich goes a long way, and depending on what you layer between slices of whole grain bread, it can be incredibly nutritious! Here is a trail sandwich worth trying:
- Two slices of wholegrain or sourdough bread
- ½ avocado
- Pickled shallots
- Thinly sliced cucumber