The Best Snacks To Take On A Hike
By The Wild Women On Top Team
Wild Women like to spice up their hikes with gourmet food. We love enjoying a cuppa on a clifftop with a slice of flourless chocolate cake. We relish in a bush cheeseboard at the end of a long trek with a nice pink gimlet.
Little things can make a big difference.
You may think the snacks you pack on the trail won’t matter much. Surely a vegemite sandwich will do, right? But when that sandwich goes squishy at the bottom of your pack, you’ll be wishing you put in some extra effort and packed delicious, nutritious snacks that taste great and keep your energy up.
Over the years, we’ve tried and tested many snack recipes. Lucky for you, we’re sharing some of the best…
Di’s Buckini Bars – or bliss bars – are a Wild Women classic. They’re full of all the good stuff, including healthy nuts, seeds and dates. They’re the perfect super food snack for a long-haul hike. Plus, they’re crunchy sweet and delicious.
You can find the recipe here.
Scroggin is an ancient bushwalking treat designed to delight and nourish you while you’re out hiking. It contains that delicious combination of sugar, salt, fat, crunch and melt-in-your-mouth-magic that tastes so damn good. It nourishes, fulfils, sustains, energises, and might even save you when disaster strikes.
Traditional scroggin stands for Sultanas, Currants, Raisins, and Other Good Goodies Including Nuts! It's also known as trail mix, which is now a commercially produced packet of dried fruit and (usually) unroasted nuts. But it doesn't have to follow these rules. You can skip the raisins, currants and sultanas. You can include chocolate (we do!) or yoghurt bites. You can make it nut heavy, or fruit heavy, or chocolate heavy. And if you’re making Scroggin for kids, don’t forget the jelly snakes.
Here's how to make our Ultimate Wild Women Scroggin.
Di's Roasted Veggie Wraps
We ate these on our teams Virtual Coastrek, and they went down an absolute treat. Simply roast veggies (cauliflower, sweet potato, capsicum and pumpkin work well) in lots of olive oil and salt, and combine in a wrap with goats cheese, spinach and avocado. Wrap with baking paper and enjoy half at a time while on the trail!
Our Wild Women cookies are the most delicious choc chip cookies ever. Yep, we’re calling it.
They are best enjoyed with a cuppa on a clifftop after an awesome hike. Unlike the store-bought varities, these cookies have coconut, nuts and delicious chunks of dark chocolate – so they’re packed with goodness.
Here’s how to make them.
Bliss balls, like Di’s bliss bars, are packed with nutrition. These little morsels of nuts, seeds, dates, spices and cacao are the ultimate hiking snack solution.
Get the recipe for Ann’s crunchy bliss balls here.
If you’re low on time and motivation to make some gourmet snacks, here are some good snack options:
- Fresh fruit (we love bananas, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and grapes because they provide you with vitamin and mineral-enhanced sugar delivered in neat little packages of nature’s jewels)
- Snakes (especially for the kids)
- Good quality 70% dark Lindt chocolate (Di Westaway swears by this)
- Chocolate-coated nuts and seeds
- Dried fruits (such as dried apricots, peaches and dates)
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