The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, the trails are groomed—which means it’s time to get outside and celebrate the season with a good ol’ fashioned outdoor adventure! Whether you’re casually enjoying your favorite neighborhood hike, biking down the side of a mountain, or testing your endurance on long distance trails, check out these five protein packed, energizing snacks to stash in your pack to keep you fueled this summer.

 

Honey Stinger Organic Waffles 

Honey is a natural source of energy, and each Honey Stinger waffle is made with a thin layer of honey—infused with delicious flavors like lemon, chocolate, gingersnap, and caramel—and sandwiched between two soft waffles. More than ten different flavors are available as well as a variety of  gluten-free options. Stash these easy-to-pack, tasty trail treats in your pack for a boost of natural energy on your next adventure. honeystinger.com

 

Bobo’s Oat Bars

Oats are a great source of protein that provide a sustained release of energy into the bloodstream, creating a boost of energy that lasts longer. Each of Bobo’s Oat Bars are made with wholesome rolled oats, and come in 14 different flavors including Maple Pecan, Peach, and Chocolate Chip. Grab the Peanut Butter for a seriously protein-packed (6 grams!) snack on the trail. eatbobos.com

 

  

Munk Pack Protein Cookies

Munching on a cookie in the middle of a hard hike seems wrong, but munching on a Munk Pack protein cookie in the middle of a hard hike is so right—thanks to the 18 grams of plant protein in each cookie. Munk Pack cookies come in four different flavors—each one gluten free, vegan, and soy and dairy free. munkpack.com

 

 


Justin’s Nut Butters

On their own, or smothered over an apple slice, Justin’s nut butters are a wonderful healthy snack to keep stashed in your pack. Justin’s Classic Almond Butter has a delicious semi-sweet flavor and 7 grams of protein to boot. Grab an entire jar, or a couple of the space-saving packets for your next hike, bike, run, paddle…. justins.com

 

 

 

Sweetwood Jerky Co. Meat Snacks

Whether you’re sneaking nibbles on the way to the trailhead, or need a little snack break along the trail, it’s always good to have some jerky on hand, but not just any jerky. Based in Steamboat Springs, Colo., the Sweetwood Jerky Company is our favorite jerky to compliment our adventures. Made from all natural cuts of 100 percent beef steaks, Sweetwood Jerky products taste great, are good for you, and are incredibly filling—which is exactly what you need when those hunger pains start to creep in on the trail. Pick from a variety of tasty flavors served up in jerky packages, the classic “fatty” meat stick, or the bully meat stick. sweetwood.com