I would choose hiking over one hour of cardio at the gym any day.
I love being able to workout outside. Not only do you get a killer workout, but you get to see beautiful views and breathe in some fresh air. How can the gym compare to this view!?
Don’t get me wrong, I love going to the gym! I just prefer to go hiking whenever possible. Thankfully, we have a park 5 minutes from our new apartment and lately, I’ve been hiking and running almost twice a day… Yes, I’m obsessed!
I love day hikes, but every summer, we plan at least one overnight backpacking trip. This is usually a 3 day hike on the Fundy Footpath, my favorite trail in New-Brunswick! Check it out if you live near NB, it’s the best!
One of the challenges is to have enough food, but not too much weight to carry. Planning a backpacking menu can be tough, but with time, I gained a few tricks. Here’s a look at my sugar-free backpacking options:
For the drive
What I usually do is I bring some fresh veggies and fruits for the drive. This way, you don’t have to carry them and they won’t go bad, but you still get a few portions of fresh fruits and veggies before your hike! We usually start hiking at noon, so I pack a sandwich full of veggies for the road with a fresh fruit for dessert.
Keep this energizing trail mix with you when hiking, backpacking or in your lunch box for a quick, healthy snack.
Hope this gave you a bit of inspiration for your next backpacking trip! What’s your favorite hiking food? 🙂