Hiking Snacks from Thrive Market
Our hiking snacks criteria
- Light- this is relative to how long the hike is, sometimes things can be a little heavier if its a shorter hike
- Easy to prepare- both before hitting the trail or on the trail
- Doesn’t need to be kept cold, or can be left out for several hours
- Nutritious- has all the good stuff to keep you going
- Fun- hiking snacks should be fun, it adds to the experience of the hike
- Tasty- while being nutritious, it doesn’t have to taste terrible.
Would you agree with our list?
Introducing Thrive Market
One of our resources for healthy hiking snacks and ingredients is Thrive Market.
The easy access to foods that we know don’t have any of the “bad stuff” and lots of healthy interesting options is super helpful for preparing food for our numerous outings.
What is Thrive Market?
Thrive Market is an online resource for quality products and brands that strives to make healthy, whole foods available to everyone. Using a membership system customers can try Thrive free for one shipment and then there is a yearly membership fee. The prices at Thrive are comparable if not cheaper than at a grocery store, making up for the membership fee within a few orders.
We like Thrive Market because of the convenience of ordering harder-to-find products online from a reliable source. Thrive shares their values here.
To learn more about Thrive Market visit their website.
Hiking snack items
Hot hiking snack ideas
These are things that could be made on the trail by adding hot water to a mix. We have a Jetboil that heats water very quickly. You just need a Jetboil and a can of propane.
Hiking snack combo ideas
- Meat bar, dark chocolate with coconut water
- Meat stick, chips, applesauce cup
- Energy bar, apple sauce cup, nuun electrolyte drink
- Sardines on pork rinds, coconut water
- Salami, sliced cheese, crackers
- Smoked clams on crackers
- Salmon on crackers or chips
- Tuna on crackers
- Grain-free granola with almond milk (serve in a resealable reusable bag)
- Toaster pastry and trail mix
- Almond butter on crackers
Stay hydrated! Even on an overcast day it is possible to get dehydrated if you are sweating a lot and not drinking enough water.
Always pack water when going hiking.
In our experience, and in talking with other hikers and outdoor enthusiasts we’ve learned that not only is water important for hydration, but also having electrolytes to replenish your ability to use water for hydration.
We are big fans of coconut water as a healthy, sugar free alternative (most coconut waters have added sugar, so look for one that doesn’t include sugar in the ingredients).
Thrive carry’s a coconut water that doesn’t have added sugar.
Another alternative is something like Nuun tablets. An electrolyte drink tablet that you add to water. It creates a slightly fizzy, flavored drink full of electrolytes. Thrive Market carry’s multiple flavors of Nuun tablets.
This is not meant to be an exhaustive snack list, just a jumping off point of ideas for you to experiment with. Try some of the Thrive Market products and see what you like. Then you can start to create a list of your favorite snacks.
Are you a member of Thrive Market? What kinds of snacks do you like to take on your hikes?
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