Healthy snacks on the mountain
The most important thing on the mountain is definitely the fluid balance
The body loses a lot of fluids through sweating and exertion and this should be refilled regularly. Therefore, the first ingredient is 1.5 liters of water per person for a longer hike. The water can be enriched with lemon or fruit juice, also a homemade iced tea is a good alternative to water. Do not only drink when you are already thirsty, but drink again and again in stages.
The next backpack ingredients are as follows:
A very classic snack is the muesli bar. But even better are self-made power balls that you can take with you not only when hiking, but also to work or to school or kindergarten for the kids.
Here is a simple recipe:
- You take 80g dates (dried and pitted)
- 50g cashew nuts
- 50g oatmeal
- 3 tablespoons water
- and, if required, also dark, unsweetened cocoa powder
- Another pinch of rock salt or sea salt and the recipe is ready
Now cut the dates and cashew nuts into small pieces and mix them with the water in a blender. Then carefully put the remaining ingredients into the dough. Mix properly and then shape the balls. They can also be put into the freezer.
My all-time favorite snacks...
...are hard sausages from the local butcher, made with regional meat. I prefer hard sausages from deer out of Pongau, which you can get in the farmer's shop or a local butcher's shop anywhere in Ski amadé. I love a sourdough bread from the local bakery or a crisp bread with it.
Of course, vegetables and fruits should not be missing in a “healthy” backpack. Carrots or peppers in all colors are particularly suitable for this, as juicy fruits apples, tangerines or grapes. And last but not least, nuts are a very valuable source of energy. These are filling and energizing throughout the hike.
Since the food still needs to be packed properly, I recommend that you get a good set of stainless steel containers. These are durable for a lifetime and without plasticizers like some plastic packaging. There are very sophisticated snack boxes and cans for optimal transport. I can recommend Alpin Loacker here.
So no hypoglycemia or muscular weakness can get in your way on the mountain, unless you are not exercising enough – then the healthy snack will not help either. :D
So let's go with a good snack and enough fitness for the breathtaking natural scenery on the summer mountains of Ski amadé.