For the past 7 years, I’ve eaten largely gluten-free and dairy-free. It’s what makes me feel best after many years of denying my lactose intolerance. Since living in BC, I’ve also become a hiking and adventure enthusiast much to the surprise of myself (and my parents).
Spending several hours out on the trail can make you really hungry. I always come prepared with plenty of snacks. Here are my go-to gluten-free, dairy-free hiking snacks:
Protein Bars and Packaged Snacks
Quest Bars: be warned they will freeze in the winter and become really hard to bite into
Clif Bars: only in a pinch. I find them really high in sugar and not the best tasting, but they are always on sale and quite filling.
Vega Sport Protein Bars: they taste a little like a chocolate bar
Bobo’s Oat Bars: so far I have only seen these in the US and the Cayman Islands
Nakd Bars: I also love eating these during long runs or rides
Whole Foods Orb Energy balls: I am addicted to these things
Single-serving nut butter packets
Fruits: bananas (though they can get squished in your bag), apples, pears
Dried fruit: dates, mango, apple
Raw vegetables: carrots, sliced cucumber, celery, and peppers