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Healthiest Hiking Snacks

Posted by The Piggyback Rider Team on

When it comes to hiking, long walks, or any type of exercise, we are working our bodies to the max! That means, we need to fuel our bodies correctly. Even in a Piggyback Rider, your child will be wondering where their hiking snacks are, you know, for all of their hard work (wink wink).

While fruit, veggies, and simple proteins may be a fast and healthy option, kids will get bored! Be the cool parent who did not just show up prepared, but showed up in style. Here are three different healthy hiking snack recipes so you are the coolest parent around. And don’t forget your side pocket accessory, perfect for storing snacks on the go.

Trail Mix Combinations

We want you to spice up what goes into your trail mix! Depending on your taste buds and your kids, you maybe craving different flavors after a long hike! Here are three different ways to change up your trail mix game….

  • Berry Good: Goji berries, pistachios, dried blueberries, flax seeds, and dark chocolate chips.
  • Nutter Butter: Banana chips, peanut butter chips, peanuts, almonds, and MORE dark chocolate chips
  • Monkey Business: Banana chips, peanuts, sea salt, almonds, raisins, coconut flakes, and MORE dark chocolate chips.

Blueberry Banana PB Bars

A quick recipe with all the vitamins, fiber, protein, and antioxidants is a mother’s dream! Here is the list of ingredients you will need.

Here are the official instructions on how to make these.

Break the banana chips into small pieces and set aside. Heat the honey and brown sugar in a large pot and simmer for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the peanut butter. Add the remaining ingredients and combine well. Coat the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square pan with vegetable oil. Scoop the mixture into the pan and pack down evenly. Freeze for 30 minutes. Transfer the pan contents to a cutting board. Allow to return to room temperature and then cut into 10 bars. Wrap bars in waxed paper and store in ziploc bags.

No Bake Oat & Nut Balls

Nothing like throwing ingredients into a bowl and having them come out so delicious. If you do not have time to bake, this is your go to option! Here are the ingredients: 1 cup old fashioned oats, ½ cup ground flaxseed, 1 tbl chia seeds, ¼ cups almond butter and PB. ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and 3 tbl honey. Combine this all into a bowl and let sit for an hour in the fridge and viola, you are done!

Making snacks is easy but getting your child to enjoy them is the hardest part. Make this a fun activity for you and your child! To learn more about the Piggyback Rider and the added accessories, visit www.piggybackrider.com/shop.