You’ve planned the route and packed everything you need, but you don’t have the right snacks for your outdoor adventure? Then read on – we’ve put together 7 snack recipes for your trip into the wilds of nature that you can easily prepare at home and take with you without any problem. They’re perfect energy boosters that will see you through even the most challenging excursions!
Flapjacks with raisins
Oat flakes are rich in complex carbs and keep you feeling full for a long time. Raisins contain valuable roughage and are also packed full of calories. So this is the perfect combination for a lasting energy boost between meals.
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 1 good handful of raisins
- 100g oat flakes
- Preheat the oven to 175°C (top and bottom heat)
- Mash the bananas in a bowl using a fork
- Add oat flakes and then raisins, stir or knead well to create an even mixture
- Shape the mixture into little balls, place on a baking sheet and press them slightly flat
- Place the sheet in the oven for around 15-20 minutes.
Don’t let the flapjacks get too brown, or else they will dry out.
Little energy balls
These little energy bombs are rich in healthy fats and minerals. The dried fruit adds sweetness without using processed sugar.
- 7 dried dates (unsweetened)
- 100 g dried cranberries (unsweetened)
- 120 g ground almonds
- 120 g cashew nuts
- 1 tsp ground vanilla
- Chop the cashew nuts until they are roughly the same size as the almonds and combine the two.
- Add all the other ingredients and purée the mixture. Stir the mix now and again with a spoon to make sure everything is evenly distributed. If it gets too lumpy, add ½ to 1 tbsp water.
- Finally, knead the dough again with your hands.
- Then shape the balls and place them in the fridge for at least two hours.
- Leave them in the fridge for at least two hours before eating them.
3. Vegetable muffins
Using egg white as the main component of the muffins means that they’re real champions when it comes to protein. They are also relatively low in calories in comparison with the flapjacks and energy balls. The cottage cheese will also stop you feeling hungry.
- 12 egg whites
- Vegetables and anything else you fancy (spring onions, tomatoes, mushrooms)
- Cottage cheese
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (top and bottom heat).
- Grease the muffin tin and pour the egg whites into the tin.
- Mix the vegetables of your choice and add to the cottage cheese.
- Add the mixture to the egg white.
- Place the tin in the oven for about 15 minutes.
4. Turkey and egg muffins
Do you think the vegetable muffins could do with some meat? Try out the following recipe – this is a modified version using turkey breast and whole eggs. However, the strength of these muffins also lies in their protein content. Add your favourite vegetables for an extra fresh flavour.
- 2 turkey breast fillets, cut into small pieces
- 1 egg (per muffin cup)
- Optional ingredients of your choice (such as spring onions, spinach)
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (top and bottom heat).
- Grease the muffin tin and place a portion of turkey pieces into each hole.
- Then add the optional ingredients.
- Whisk up the eggs and pour them into each hole.
- Place the muffin tin in the oven for about 20-25 minutes.
5. Couscous with carrots
Couscous is a great source of carbs and contains loads of protein – so it’s the ideal energy supply with plenty of valuable minerals, such as potassium, iron and magnesium. Today, we’d like to recommend a recipe that you can easily prepare in advance at home and then enjoy either hot or cold.
- 75 g instant couscous
- 100 ml orange juice
- 2 carrots
- 1 spring onions
- 1 tbsp oil
- 50 g mixed nuts and raisins
- ½ orange (untreated)
- 1 pinch of salt
- Place the couscous in a bowl and mix with 150 ml boiling water and 50 ml orange juice, plus a little salt. Then leave to stand for about 5 minutes, stirring several times.
- Meanwhile, wash and chop the carrots and spring onions.
- Then heat the oil and add the spring onions. Sauté briefly, then add the carrots and cook together for about 5 minutes, stirring all the time.
- Now add the remaining orange juice to the pan, cover and leave everything to simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the couscous and mixed nuts and raisins.
- Fillet the orange and decorate the couscous mix with little pieces of orange.
PS: Now you can choose whether to leave the couscous to cool or enjoy it hot. Whether you prefer it cold or hot, we recommend carrying it in our Esbit Food Jug, small – It doesn’t take up much space when you carry it and will keep the snack at the right temperature for a long time.
6. Fruit salad
This salad is truly refreshing when you’re out and about. The fruits supply valuable vitamins and minerals, and almonds and sunflower seed will stop you feeling hungry too.
- 200-300g fresh pineapple
- 1 papaya
- 1/2 lemon
- 40g almonds
- 20g sunflower seeds
- 1 tsp honey
- Peel and chop the pineapple and papaya and chop the fruit into little pieces.
- Place both in a bowl and squeeze the lemon.
- Then mix the almonds and sunflower seeds in.
- For extra sweetness, you can add honey at the end.
PS: We recommend chilling the fruit salad for about 2 hours. This will make it taste super-fresh! To make sure it stays lovely and cool when you’re out, we recommend our Esbit Food Jug, small. It’s compact and will keep the salad fresh for a long time.
7. Energy juice with extras
Take note – this juice is a real all-rounder. The bananas will supply you with energy, the beetroot improves the circulation and the red grapes will maintain your testosterone levels and help muscles regenerate properly. Tomatoes help prevent stiff muscles and speed up regeneration – which means you’ll still benefit from this snack the next day!
- 200 g red grapes
- 100 g cherries
- 100 g bananas
- 100 g peach
- 100 g tomatoes
- 100 g beetroot
- Thoroughly wash and then chop the fruit and vegetables.
- Place everything in a mixer and purée until the consistency is right for you.
PS: If you want the juice to stay fresh for a long time, we recommend storing it in a double-wall water bottle. With our water bottles, you can choose between 3 sizes. The wide opening makes it easy to pour in the juice.
Text: Julia Kunze
Picture: Todd Quackenbush, Unsplash