What are good hiking snacks

Anyone who likes to hike knows the look at the signposts along the way, with the hope that the next rest stop or Mountain hut is already in the near distance. Because when hiking, the desire for delicious mountain specialties and hearty snacks is greater than anywhere else. So that you don't run the risk of falling hungry, it is worthwhile to have small, energizing snacks with you at all times. They perfectly bridge the hiking time to the next hut and give a lot of power. IndenBergen has put together the 7 best snacks for active people.  

1. Nut mixes

You can buy them ready-made, peppered with raisins or salted and smoked: nuts. Whether peanuts, walnuts, hazelnuts or cashews - they all have one thing in common: They are strength donors and provide the body with healthy fats and a lot of energy. Also particularly practical: they can be easily packed, stowed away in small portions and they seem to last forever. If you prefer something fruity, you can use trail mix. Raisins or cranberries are included and the colorful mix is ​​also considered food for the nerves. The next via ferrata or ridge crossing is sure to come and it is good to be able to calm your fears with one grip in the nutshell bag.

2. Granola bars

It’s only even easier if you use individually wrapped muesli bars. They shouldn't be missing in any hiking backpack, because they can be unpacked and eaten quickly and, thanks to the sugar content, provide immediate strength. If your legs are shaking or really tired, a peanut bar with chocolate can work wonders. You don't have to make any compromises when it comes to the varieties. Whether with nuts or seeds, dried fruit, coconut, honey or chocolate - everyone gets their money's worth here. And if you then take the packaging back down to the valley with you, you've done everything right.

3. Fruit

As everyone knows: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away". And that is also or especially true in the mountains. The apple tastes good everywhere, gives a lot of strength thanks to the fructose it contains and is biodegradable. You can throw your core casing as well as 1,000 meters into the gorge. Only bananas offer even more power and experience has shown that they also provide a lot of support for marathon runners on the final kilometers. They can also be unpacked quickly and eaten without dirt or dirty fingers. And if you don't like both, you can use seasonal fruit. Whether peach, apricot, raspberry or melon. Prepared and cut, almost any fruit can be transported in Tupperware containers.

A piece of fruit fits in every hiking backpack


4. Vegetable sticks

Vegetable sticks are healthier, but no less tasty. Whether carrots, peppers or cucumber - anything that can be eaten raw and easily cut into pieces is perfect for hiking. Especially when you plan a snack on the way and have other delicacies with you in addition to vegetables. Particularly practical: you can discuss things with your fellow hikers and plan a varied buffet. Vegetables can be perfectly prepared the evening before and packed small and handy in Tupperware boxes or plastic bags.

5. Bread & Buns

The mountain meal is completed with delicious farmer's bread, rolls and rolls or crunchy pretzels. They are just as easy to carry in bags up the mountain and, thanks to their abundance of carbohydrates, offer a lot of power. So if you don't stop off or spend many hours on the road, you should use this form of cereal to fill yourself up. Whether already filled as a sandwich, with spreads, cheese and sausage or natural to combine with other snacks - bread always cuts a fine figure.

There is also often a hearty snack in the mountain huts


6. Sausages and cheese cubes

So if you decide on the picnic option on the mountain and still want to enjoy snacks, it is best to grab sausages or salami in sticks. Just like the two dried sausages, Viennese sausages can also be easily eaten out of hand. A good mountain cheese should not be missing with the appropriate panorama. Cut into cubes and served with small toothpicks, it can also be eaten on site. Anyone who combines vegetable sticks, bread, sausage and cheese will definitely not come down to the valley hungry. You can do a lot more strengthened, even the last few kilometers to the after-work beer.

7. Boiled eggs

Finally, the luxury version. Peel and eat a boiled egg at 2000 meters, that's something. It's easy to prepare, easy to transport and the garbage is also biodegradable. Whether solo or in combination with the previous suggestions, the egg is definitely a great thing that revitalizes tired muscles thanks to the protein content.

With the right snack in your luggage, you can recharge your batteries at any time


What to do if you can't make up your mind

The only thing left to do is to choose which snack to take with you on the mountain. It is best to think about how long the hike will take and whether there are shopping options, e.g. B. in mountain huts. In addition to the best snacks, the right drinks are of course also in demand. In addition to water, we also recommend apple juice spritzer, cold fruit tea and when you arrive at the hut of your choice, of course, a cold non-alcoholic wheat beer. The better prepared you are, the safer the hiking will be - and the more fun it will be.