Hiking is great activity to get some physical exercise and appreciate the beauty of nature. You can hike alone but it’s preferable that you hike with a buddy. Either way, you will burn calories and get fit from hiking, especially when you hike steep trails. Hiking is wonderful way to get exercise while you’re on the Paleo diet.
When you hike, you burn a lot of calories. You must replenish those lost calories as well as drink enough water. But what should you eat when you’re on the Paleo diet and you’re hiking? A lot of people bring chocolate and peanut butter, but those are not Paleo foods by any means. So what should you keep in your backpack when you’re hiking? Here are some ideas:
Apples are great to take on hiking excursions, as well as bananas. Other fruits like berries, peaches, and nectarines also make great hiking snacks. The only downfall to taking fruit is that there is a chance that it can get bruised or squished inside your backpack. An alternative is dried fruit, but be careful of calories because a lot of dried fruit has added sugar.
A great form of sustainable protein, jerky is a hiker’s dream snack. It’s portable, it’s easy to eat, and it’s satisfying. You can bring beef jerky, and even turkey, tuna, and buffalo jerky.
While you could bring a container of almond butter, packets actually work better and are more portable. Almond butter has a good amount of protein for sustenance and it’s good paired with fruit like apples.
Hard boiled eggs
Eggs have got to be one of the most versatile and best Paleo foods ever! Hard boiled eggs are great because they are full of protein and easy to eat. (That is, if you peel them ahead of time!) They keep fairly well if they are in your bag for a few hours in a Ziploc bag.