When it comes to backpacking, there is breakfast, there is dinner, and then there is everything else in between. During the daytime, we are moving around, climbing peaks, trekking from one point to the next. We don’t have time to break out the stove and cook a meal. Choosing what to eat during this “in between” time can be difficult. The goals should be; to select the best snack that is easily packable (i.e. small), contains a solid amount of calories, and tastes great. Below is a selection of snacks that fit the bill. These snacks are great even if you are not backpacking. Give them a try!
Honey Stinger Waffles are a huge BC favorite. The are certified USDA Organic and pack 160 calories into 1 oz. The taste is fantastic and they are completely flat. They come in honey, vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. The original honey is still our favorite.
If you haven’t tried them yet, you are truly missing out. 50 calories per 1.05 oz pack. Not a lot of calories, but they do pack well. They are a trail delight for your mouth. There are a few different flavors, but the Kalmatas with thyme are excellent.
This bar will keep the hungriest of backpackers satisfied. Bobo’s Oat Bars weigh 3 ounces and are organic. Each bar contains 360 calories. Dense little suckers, but that’s what makes them so great! They come in 14 flavors, 4 of which are gluten free. Check them out Bobo’s Oat Bars webpage.
When we pack our food for longer backpacking trips, we usually carry about 4 of these delicious snacks to fill the “in between” time. We may fluctuate from this number depending on the intensity of the activities we plan to perform during each day of the excursion.