Snacks for the great outdoors

By Olivia Fowler

For The Courier

The calendar says fall is here, and temperatures finally seem to be dropping.

The season offers a chance to enjoy the outdoors without collapsing from the heat. It’s a perfect time to hit the trail with friends or tour botanical gardens.

But you will get hungry, and you may not be within easy distance of a snack bar. So, it’s a good idea to pack some snacks that are satisfying and good for you. Also, make sure you take some water. We forget how quickly we can become dehydrated outside, so drink before you get thirsty.

These granola bar recipes are all a little different and you can experiment with a variety of ingredients if you like. Feel free to substitute other dried fruits for those listed here and change up the nuts if these aren’t your favorites.

Have a great time in the great outdoors, and never go hungry.