Summer is still out in full force, especially since August is upon us, but we are officially just one month away from fall’s beginning. And I’m not sure about you, but fall happens to be in my top two seasons, right there alongside spring. You probably don’t even have to think long to take a guess why.
Yeah, it’s because of the temperate weather. There’s nothing better than fall weather, the type of atmosphere that warrants wearing jeans and a hoodie. Despite it getting cooler, though, it’s never cold enough for a heavy jacket. That’s why I love fall. I can go out and about in my cozy clothes and feel cozy, something that is impossible in the summer and winter. Not often do you get that feeling in the year, especially since the two best seasons (in my opinion) are so short lived.
With colder weather comes more hiking. Or at least that’s the case for me. I find that going on a hike in cool weather is much preferred to doing it in hot weather, simply because my body heat starts to ramp up a mile into a hike. When it’s “too” hot, well, I get irritated and too sweaty and blisters form because of that sweat.
While I’m out hiking, energy is always in demand. That’s how it is for anyone. So, naturally I turn to snacks to keep me fed on the go. The thing is, so many of them are unhealthy for you. And that’s a shame, considering that being among nature and needing energy should mean eating fresh, natural foods that are healthy for you.
Luckily, we’ve got some great snacks for you to take on your next hiking adventure.
What kind of nature lover are you if you don’t take some apples or bananas on the trail with you? These are amazing at getting your blood sugar levels up, giving you a boost of energy, and being refreshing while out in the wilderness. Even better, once you’ve finished eating the flesh of your fruit, you can toss the core, skin, or whatever else into the woods without feeling like you just littered the remains.
These are stacked with essential sugars, nutrients, and carbs to give you a boost while on the move. You don’t need to stop to eat them, they take up next to no space, and they’ll end your appetite until after the hike is over. We suggest looking for more natural ingredients in granola bars or even taking a small bag of pure granola instead. Being able to reduce your sugar intake is not only good for your health; it’s good for your teeth.