Looking to get after it this summer? Perhaps you signed up for a running race, or a big mountain bike ride, or maybe you’re just looking for healthy, delicious snack foods packed with clean energy and lots of protein?
When it comes to fueling your body not all snack foods are created equal. The easiest way to make a sane buying decision is to look at the ingredient label, can you pronounce the ingredients?
We updated our annual summer snack food guide below. All the brands listed in this article are not only healthy and packed full of crucial ingredients for your next adventure but they actually TASTE amazing too. Tried and tested in the Tetons of Wyoming:
Healthy Summer Snacks
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Munk Pack Cookies
Our organic smoothies and smoothie bowl mixes deliver essential nutrition in under 30 seconds,
Safe Catch Tuna
athletes, kids & pregnant women! Now in single serving pouches! Take them anywhere!
Why is eating healthy important?
As the saying goes “think outside the box” when it comes to picking the food you put in your body. United States citizens struggle with obesity, odds are if you eat these snacks, cook at home and live an active lifestyle you will never have to deal with the disease of being overweight.
Food is fuel and if you put crap into your system well odds are your going to get lousy results. That’s why we decided to test healthy summer snack foods for our Summer Snack Food Guide. When it comes to snack foods, not all food is created equal.
Past Summer Snack Winners:
All Natural Angus Wyoming Ranches Beef Jerky
Love your body, love the planet. Learn more about Saquito mix in our review.
Bear Naked Chocolate Cherry Trail Mix
We also sampled the Cocoa Crunch and Cocoa Almond, both great flavors but our favorite hands down was the Cocoa Coconut. Now I just need to figure out where to buy these near me. Squarebar is available for purchase at specialty markets, groceries and spas across the country. https://www.squarebar.com/
Clif Bar Builder Bars
Other great flavors we tested included Chocolate, Smore’s and one that had the office raving the Chocolate Peanut Butter. Clif Bar Builder bars are available at your local grocery stores or online. www.clifbar.com/
Slaying powder can be taxing on the body, it is important to keep your energy level up so you can last all day. Sure who doesn’t love a $14 dollar bowl of chili and a $6 dollar Gatorade, which is fine here and there? Take a little extra time and stock your pockets with some tasty snacks that will give you energy and keep you shredding when everyone elses food comas are kicking in.
Best Snacks for Snowboarding
1. KIND Plus Nutrition Bar
2. Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
3. Epic Bar
4. Allgood Provisions Organic Utah Cherries
5. Raw Revolution Organic Food Bar
6. Health Warrior Chia Bar
#1. KIND Plus Nutrition Bar
Kind makes some outrageously good bars with various different fruit, nuts and natural sugars. Kind makes simple upfront good quality nutrition that are tasty, not over processed and easy to digest. One great thing about kind bars is they don’t turn to mush is they have been in the backpack for a couple days. Great option for vegetarians and vegans, not good if you are allergic to nuts.
#2. Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
Honey Stinger has been a favorite of snowboarders, bikers and hikers for years. These are the perfect snack on the chairlift, sweet and tasty, and best of all they won’t freeze and they are organic too! Honey Stinger has many great flavors to choose from. The Limeade even offers up some natural caffeine via Green Tea if you need a pick me up. Honey Stingers are gluten and dairy free.
#3. Epic Bar
How do you make you epic day better? Grab a couple Epic Bars, the Bison Bacon Cranberry is great mix of flavors, protein and nutrition. The Beef Habanero Cherry is very good too, a must for any outdoor adventure. Epic Bar uses quality ingredients, packs plenty of protein and makes great tasting food. I had a friend turn me on to these on the chairlift, my new favorite snack.
#4. Allgood Provisions Organic Utah Cherries – 4oz
Dried fruit has been one of the timeless snacks on the hiking trial for centuries; grab you a bag of Allgood Provisions Cherries, Blueberries as well as nuts and trail mixes. Straight to the point organic, healthy and taste amazing. Perfect for a natural boost of energy and easy to eat on the go. Certified NON GMO and farmed in America, win, win.
#5. Raw Revolution Organic Food Bar
These bars are really good, great mix of flavors, totally vegan and raw, no processed foods here. Who would have thought it would be a revolutionary idea to have great tasting food that is simple and healthy. Guess that says a little something about where the quality of our food has gone, do yourself a favor and pick up some Raw Revolution Bars.
#6. Health Warrior Chia Bar
Chia Seeds are a superfood and isn’t just for the Chia Pet anymore. Each bar contains 1000mg Omega 3 and five critical antioxidants, not only do they taste great, they are easy to share. These bars are the real deal and puck a punch.