Happy Trails: These 4 recipes will fuel you when you hike in Norway

Hiking is getting more and more popular, make sure to have delicious and nutritious meals for the best experience of you hike!

  • Published: 5/4/2022
  • 2 min. read

Hiking is a popular outdoor activity in Norway and is a great way to get healthy doses of exercise and fresh air. Exploring trails is an easy adventure to do solo, with a partner, or with a group of friends. However, before you head off into the wild blue for your next hike, it’s important to eat healthy and nutritiously to keep your energy levels up as you exert energy.

It’s best to start with a hearty breakfast to give your body nutrients to use as you start hiking. Depending on when you plan to begin your hike and how long you intend to be out, it’s recommended to bring lunch and a snack; it may also be a wise decision to bring dinner and a second snack in your pack in case you stay out longer than intended - you never know if there's a picturesque spot that's perfect for a breather or a picnic. Not having enough food while on a hike could lead to fatigue and possible injury. 

We’ve listed a sample day’s worth of meals and snacks from the Lifesum app to prepare for your hike and ensure you get the right macronutrients and micronutrients to keep your body operating optimally.

Turkey sandwich

- A sandwich filled with dietary fiber from rye bread and apple, lean protein from the turkey, and vitamins and minerals.

Chicken wrap

- A filling wrap with protein from the chicken and green peas, with healthy fats from the olive oil and dietary fiber from the whole grain tortilla wrap.

Snack 1: 
Banana bread

- A delicious bread that will provide you with energy, fiber from the oats, and healthy fats from the nuts. 

Spicy tuna wraps

- A tasty filling wrap with protein from the tuna, Greek yogurt, healthy fats from the avocado, and fiber from the whole-grain tortilla. 

Snack 2 / dessert:
No-bake energy bar

- A delicious chocolate bar rich in healthy fats from the peanut butter and fiber from the oats! 

Last but certainly not least, be sure to bring plenty of water; it’s vital to our overall wellness, but will also help stave off dehydration, which can be especially dangerous when hiking in the wilderness. Bring a canteen or water bottle to stay hydrated along the way.

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