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Top 10 Best and Light Hiking Foods #1

female hiker resting drinking water foodWhen backpacking for your hiking trip, you want to look for items that are full of essential nutritional values and, also, for those that are non-perishable, easy to carry and prepare. The sky is the limit, so you can mix these foods as ingredients with pretty much whatever you like or have.

Here is the top 6 of best light foods to consider. Be sure to check out the other top 4 ones in our another post here.

1. Good Ole Raisons And Peanuts

Also called G.O.R.P. or trail mix, these provide with high nutritional value. G.O.R.P. can be modified to your needs and desires. Remember, ingredients don’t have to be boring! Try adding your favourite nuts: could it be Almonds, Brazilian nuts, Cashews, Hazelnuts, Peanuts, Pecans, Pistachios, Walnuts, Coconut, or Macadamia. Combining it with chocolate crisps, dried fruit, seeds, candies, crackers, raisins or cereals can make this backpacking snack a delicious recharge for the half of the day, as one cup of it may contain as many as 700 calories.

2. Macaroni and Cheese

This works for students, this works for hikers alike. It is a cheap filling trail dinner at just 1 dollar per box. Al you need is a pot to simmer and a lot of water. You can add butter, milk, beef, wild herbs, olive oil, tuna or cheese (which shepherds are always glad to sell).

3. Peanut Butter

peanut butter hiker foodStill being among the most common backpacking foods, Peanut Butter is all about healthy calories you need the most. It is a superb mix of carbs, protein and especially fat (which is hard to find in many trail foods). If you want a whopping 200 calories, simply try one full tablespoon of peanut butter. It is also an amazing choice, as it can be easily paired with bagels, tortillas and crackers, or mixed in with other foods like oatmeal and pasta to give them an extra flavour and nutrition.

4. Snickers bar

Snickers is easily hiker’s favourite, as it provides us with much better nutrition than any other overdesigned energy bar on the market. Snickers is full of nuts, nougat and chocolate that are so essential for boosting your energy. The King Size one packs as much as 510 calories. Snickers is so popular among hikers that you would think these bars are growing on trees.


5. Olive oil

You can add this nutritious ingredient to everything but your drinking water, in an effort to get more healthy calories. Olive oil also helps to prevent from weight loss which may happen as you burn a huge amount of calories per day. Olive oil works well as a butter substitute in hiking foods like macaroni, pasta, mashed potatoes, oatmeal and rice.

6. Tortillas (Wraps)

tortillas wrapTortillas is simply wonderful choice for ultralight packing, because they do not require any extra space and they can be consumed with just anything. Tortillas are flat, lightweight and easy to pack. To create a delicious wrap, you can fill them with whatever you want (tuna, cheese, peanut butter, honey, sausage, etc.)






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