When preparing for a day hike, it is natural that you would need something to munch on.  Taking enough snacks with you will ensure that you constantly get something to fuel you for the strenuous activity.

Here are a few staple snacks which you can pack for your day hike:


These are a standard snack when you are going outdoors. The fibre content in them fill you up quickly and give you  enough energy for you to keep going for a few hours. To know more about their benefits and properties you can refer to various guides on nuts and seeds for hikers. The only drawback in carrying them with you is that they get too heavy if you pack them in large amounts.

Peanut Butter & Jam Sandwich

This is the perfect hiker snack for you to take along on your hike because of the carb content and fibre content you get from the delicious spreads and the bread.  Plus, the sandwiches can easily fill you up in 2-3 slices. You can even round them out with apple slices, giving you an awesome lunch option.

Dried Apricots

Though they are high in sugar content, they are way healthier than the sugar chews you eat to get energy. Despite their high sugar content, their main nutritional advantage is that dried apricots are high in potassium which helps soothe foot cramps.

Whole Grain Crackers & Canned Tuna

These are a great alternative to peanut butter & jam sandwiches. Canned tuna is an ideal lunch and dinner item, but only when you want to eat in your car or caravan as the cans are pretty heavy to carry around. Make sure to keep a can opener with you. The whole grain crackers will go brilliantly well with the tuna, so make sure you pack them too.

Granola or Fruit & Nut Bars

The non-GMO bards are a great source of energy when you are on a long hike. Plus, you get to choose from several different sugar choices in this 5g bar. If going for the The Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt bar, make sure that you keep it refrigerated as it contains chocolate which will melt if kept in the hot environment.

Boiled eggs

You can keep boiled eggs in the car in a cooler and eat them before and after the hike. Full of nutrients, these are probably the biggest source of protein and fat and can be eaten easily, giving your body enough energy to fuel and recharge itself before the hike.

Carrot sticks

If you are vegan and want something healthy to eat during your hike, then this is one of the best options you have. You can munch on carrot sticks whenever you feel peckish.