We reserve special snacks for trail days. Snacks like vegan jerky and stroop waffles. But if you’re looking to eat less meat and dairy on the trail, searching for ideas for vegan hiking snacks, or just looking to mix up your munchie game, here’s a list of some of the packable, un-crushable, calorie-dense things that fuel us on our adventures.
Vegan Hiking Snacks for the Trail
Peanut Butter Packets: Make your own by putting pb&J in bags or get pre-packed packets from Split Nutrition.
Vegan Toona: Eat it right out of the packet or bring a handful of crackers or flatbread! We like Good Catch.
Salted Nuts: Make sure they’re salted! Your body needs the sodium when you sweat.
Vegan Caramels: Cocomel’s are delicious and contain fat and energizing carbs.
Untapped Maple Stroop Waffles: They’re vegan, delicious (and come in maple, coffee and raspberry flavors), and maple syrup is a low-glycemic index food, which means longer-lasting energy.
Vegan Cheese Sticks: Daiya makes cheese sticks that are super easy to throw in your daypack (find them at your local health food store).
Vegan Cream Cheese Cups: Bring veggies, crackers or bagels for dipping and spreading and you’re set! (find them at your local health food store.)
Protein Bars: We reviewed a whole bunch of them on our YouTube channel! Just pick your favorite vegan bar and load up! Our newest fave? Skout Organic bars. No added sugar, real, organic ingredients, and 10 grams of protein. Yes, please!
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Alisha is a freelance outdoor journalist and photographer based in Ogden, UT. She loves backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and snowboarding (even though she’s terrible at it). She’s also pretty sure she’s addicted to coffee. alishamcdarris.com