Healthy hiking snacks

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Discover healthy provisions to take on your next hiking tour. Pack the right snacks and you’ll have plenty of energy and stamina for your trip.

Tasty, light snacks

Hiking is fun and burns between 200 and 500 calories an hour. To enjoy the experience, the right food and balance of carbohydrates, protein and vitamins is important.

  • Carbohydrates: wholemeal bread, crispbread, pumpernickel bread and rice crackers provide much more energy than white bread and unhealthy potato crisps.
  • Proteins: cottage cheese, hard-boiled eggs, dried beef, turkey breast or vegan options like nuts, hummus or fried tofu keep you feeling full for longer.
  • Vitamins: peppers, cucumbers, carrots, fresh fruit or dried fruit provide important vitamins, and can be cut into bite-sized pieces.

Take regular breaks and take several small portions.

Drink enough

Instead of sweetened drinks, coffee, and wine, choose clear, still water, unsweet­ened tea or strongly diluted fruit juice. For a longer hike, we recommend a home-made isotonic drink. Drink before you start to feel thirsty. We suggest taking along 500ml of liquids per hour of your trip.

Breakfast is a must

A light breakfast is the basis for building energy for your hike. Take enough time, even if you have to get up 15 minutes earlier. The best foods here are whole­meal products, fruit and vegetables. We recommend a Birchermuesli with fruit or an omelette with vegetables. It's also important to drink enough.

Our tip: prepare Birchermuesli the night before. Oats soaked overnight taste particularly good.

Pack your rucksack

Good preparation is particularly im­por­tant to ensure a safe hike. The weather can change quickly in the mountains. It’s advisable to take a sun hat and a light rain jacket. A small first-aid kit and maps should also be included. Wet wipes and maybe a light blanket are practical too.

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