January 11, 2021

Food to Pack for a Day Out Hiking

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With most indoor places closed (and us not feeling comfortable going anyways), we have really embraced the seasons and have loved hiking all fall and winter long! My family always loves hiking in the spring and summer but this year, we have continued it into the cold weather. Today, I want to share some of the foods that we pack for a day out hiking!

Hiking is definitely my happy place. In Michigan, we don't have a ton of hills but we do have lots of metro parks and places to hike. Unfortunately, most places are 45 minutes to an hour from us so we don't get to go as often as I would like but when we do get to go, it is my favorite thing to do. Sometimes, we take the kids but what we really love to do is to get some of the grandparents to watch the kids and go on a hiking date just the two of us.

Food to Pack for a Day Out Hiking

1. Beef jerky

You won't catch Troy without some beef jerky or a meat stick on a hike. He loves this quick snack which is filling and requires no refrigeration.

2. Skippy Peanut Butter

We love these SKIPPY® Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs! I am peanut butter obsessed and eat it every single day so of course when we go on a hike, I love bringing some peanut butter along. Sometimes, we make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches ahead of time on whole-grain bread or we bring along these SKIPPY® Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs  to enjoy on fruit or to make our own sandwiches while we are out. 

They come in 6 ounce pouches which is perfect for making sandwiches for us all or for just snacking on. Each pouch has 5 servings. I found mine in the peanut butter section at Walmart. They come in both the SKIPPY® Natural Creamy Peanut Butter Spread Squeeze Packs and also the SKIPPY® Creamy Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs.

During this time, I have been enjoying ordering the Walmart Grocery Pickup where they put the groceries right into my car for me. This makes getting hiking snacks ready to go so easy! These SKIPPY® Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs are very easy-to-use and mess-free. It is a great way to get in some protein while you are out. 

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3. Apples and bananas

Apples and bananas both travel well for hiking. Sometimes, I slice the apples ahead of time to make it easy for snacking on a hike, especially if the kids are with us. Other great fruits include grapes, pears and oranges.

4. Bars

Protein bars and granola bars make awesome snacks while you are out. Choose ones that are high in fiber and protein and low in sugar. Troy loves oat-based bars while I like nut-based bars.

5. Nuts and trail mix

Nuts and trail mix make great hiking snacks. I like making my own with roasted peanuts and almonds, dried fruit, pretzels and maybe a little chocolate.

6. Lots of water

Don't forget to pack lots of water! While you are hiking, you will definitely need to drink water. If Troy is carrying a backpack, he will pack a couple of snacks for us in the backpack along with our reusable water bottles. We always have backup water bottles in the car as well just in case. You don't want to be thirsty!

What food and drinks do you pack for a day out hiking?

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