Consuming plant-based foods provides numerous health benefits to both us and the planet. Whether you’re new to the vegan scene or have been practising for a while and are in search of fresh ideas to keep you energized for your outdoor adventures, these sweet and savoury snacks will fuel you on a long day on the slopes or on a short hike in the backcountry without making you feel like you need a nap after. Plus, these treats boast impressive nutritional profiles, are perfect for on the go, and are guilt-free.
Cold Pressed Juices by Drink Well
This Canadian company makes a range of fresh-pressed juices that are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Formulated with zero added sugar and water, these all-natural healthy blends offer over twice as many antioxidants and 16 times more vitamin C than competing juice brands. Its lightweight packaging makes it easy for active adventurers to soak up the benefits of raw and unprocessed fruits and vegetables to keep energy levels up throughout their outdoor pursuits.
Vegan Jerky by Noble Jerky
Former meat company Noble Jerky launched a line of vegan jerky in 2018 with a goal to raise awareness about the health and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet. This BC-based business is now 100 per cent plant-based. This jerky provides up to 14 grams of meat-free protein per serving. With a range of flavours like teriyaki and chipotle without sacrificing that characteristic tear-and-tender bite of beef jerky, Noble Jerky makes for a fulfilling and wholesome plant-based snack.
Sumsuma Sesame Squares by Prana Organic
Montreal-based Prana Organic is a family-owned company with a vision to become a zero food-waste plant by 2023. Prana offers a range of organic and plant-based snacks such as trail mixes, dried fruit and roasted nuts. For adventurers with a sweet tooth, reach for their bestselling Sumsuma sesame squares, which are satisfyingly crunchy and equally addictive.
Smoothie by Clean Energy
Packaged in portable single-serve pouches, this tasty blend of banana, strawberry, blueberry, spinach and flaxseed is certified organic. It’s shelf-stable for 12 months and extra refreshing when chilled in the fridge. Containing only organic fruits and vegetables and all-natural flavours, Clean Energy allows you to access healthy nutrition and a natural source of energy from lofty peaks to plunging valleys, no matter how gruelling your adventure.
Roasted Chickpeas by Three Farmers
Made and grown on Saskatchewan family farms, these crispy chickpeas by Three Farmers make for a minimally processed and healthy snack on the trails. These Kabuli chickpeas are dry roasted for a light and airy crunch, gently tossed in a variety of seasonings for winning flavour combinations like turmeric and spice, balsamic and cracked pepper, and sea salt lime. Each serving contains 10 g of plant protein and 10 g of fibre.
Matcha Coconut Bites by Koukla Delights
Montreal-based Koukla Delights makes wholesome organic cookies in eight different flavours including peanut butter, vanilla coconut, and cranberry maple. Sweetened with maple syrup, these snack-sized bites are packed with organic nutrients, vitamins and enzymes with no refined sugar. Loaded with antioxidants and bursting with flavour, the matcha coconut bites are the perfect blend of taste and function and come in convenient 30 g grab-and-go packs.
Crunchy Roasted Broad Beans by Bada Bean Bada Boom
Bada Bean Bada Boom
Gently roasted with sunflower oil and delicately seasoned, Bada Bean Bada Boom provides an addictively crunchy snack for outdoor adventurers. With 7 g of plant-based protein per serving, these crunchy broad beans provide a quick hit of energy in convenient snack-sized bags that are easy to toss into your backpack. At the campsite, sprinkle the Mesquite BBQ ones onto your salads for some smokiness or in your soup for added texture. For some zing, try the wasabi ones.
Nut Butter Pouches by Justin’s
Reach for these nut butter pouches for a calorie dense treat to fuel your adventure-filled days. Crafted with high-quality and sustainable ingredients, these peanut and almond nut butters come in convenient single-serve squeeze packs that can be enjoyed with fresh apple slices, on toast, in oatmeal or straight out of the packet. Protein-packed, these nut butters are available in nine varieties with bold flavours like maple almond and cinnamon almond.