In order to get the most out of your next adventure, plenty of energy-rich snacks will be required to keep you powering through the day. We’ve devised a list of the ‘essential’ WA snacks that could fuel your next #WanderOutYander.
1. Fresh fruit: thanks to a plentiful supply in WA of delicious new season fruit, there’s some great options to pack for a punch of flavour and energy.
Mandarins for a zingy, citrus-based treat, bananas to boost your potassium and vitamin B6, plus pre-cut watermelon or any of the berries (blueberries, strawberries and raspberries) for a refreshing snack.
Add some Brownes Dairy Greek Style All Natural Yoghurt to the mix for additional protein to keep your energy levels steady.
@mrkarlox takes in the stunning views of Mount Bruce in the Karijini National Park
2. Beef Jerky: super tasty and protein-filled, jerky is a great way to top up your blood sugar levels during any outdoor adventure.
Buy West Eat Best member Harvey Beef has three wonderful flavour options you can pick from too; Traditional, Fire & Spice, and Honey & Soy. A small amount goes a long way to boost energy levels.
3. Liquids: Did you know, when hiking or going for long bushwalks, it’s important to hydrate before you start feeling thirsty? Instead, you should look to replenish fluids and electrolytes by drinking small amounts, regularly.
Water keeps you cool while you exercise and helps regulate your body temperature, Refresh Pure Water supply 5 and 10 Litre bottled water, perfect for the back of your car or esky.
This may even include packing a natural energy drink, like Bee Firm NRG, to enjoy with lunch and help you power through the afternoon.
Lesmurdie Falls, captured by @photomemory_
4. A veggie-heavy lunch: Thinking ahead is key when heading out in nature, as is pre-cooking a meal packed with healthy ingredients!
Aim for something which can stand being unrefrigerated for a few hours, like these delicious Bean Balls from Live Lighter; they’re easy to whip up using locally grown Sweet Potatoes and can be enjoyed with hummus or atop a salad.
Though if you’re a carb lover, it’s hard to go past the classic sanga – grab a loaf from Loafers Artisan or a bun from Turkish Bakeries and load it with some local leafy greens, tomato, and your fave cold cuts from Mondo Doro.
Exploring the Albany coastline, taken by @tcx_ytkm_go_around
Let us know your favourite snack for days out and about; even better if it’s made with WA ingredients or by locals’ producers! Give @buywesteatbest a follow-on social media and leave us a comment to share what food you’re packing to #WanderOutYonder with.