The Ultimate List of Savoury Snacks for Hikers
Hiking in New Zealand's breathtaking landscapes is an experience not to be missed. Whether you're planning a day hike or a multi-day trek, it's essential to pack the right food to sustain your energy levels and keep your body happy.
Snack foods will form an important component of your overall nutrition. You will need more calories than usual, in the range of 200-300 calories per hour when you are walking with a heavy pack.
Shopping for snacks in the lead-up to your hike can feel difficult. Yes, there are options like energy or muesli bars, bliss balls, and trail mix (scroggin). And a lot of them taste good - but after a while they can all feel the same! Finding savoury snacks and protein-rich foods can be more challenging when you are looking for options that are lightweight and pack-friendly.
Below is our list of some snack options to consider that are a little bit different from your usual bars and bliss balls!