Horse Riding

Fuelling up at the stable: delicious and nutritious snack ideas for riders

When I was in a hurry on my way to the stables, I’d stop at a café or at the supermarket to pick up something ready to eat for when I’d get hungry later.

The only problem with that is that it gets pretty costly pretty quickly.

Spending some time once or twice a week to prep some snacks was a bit of a challenge to pick up, but it was totally worth it.

Some no- and low-prep snacks.

  1. Apples or carrots: Horses love them, and they’re a healthy snack for you too!
  2. Trail mix: A great source of energy, trail mix is a convenient snack that you can eat on the go.
  3. Granola bars: Another easy snack that’s packed with energy and nutrition.
  4. Nuts or nut bars: Almonds, walnuts, pecans, peanuts, or cashews are a great source of protein and healthy fats.
  5. String cheese: A convenient and portable source of protein.
  6. Hard-boiled eggs: Another great source of protein, hard-boiled eggs are easy to make ahead of time and bring with you.
  7. Hummus and veggie sticks: Hummus is a tasty and healthy dip for veggies like carrots, celery, and cucumbers.
  8. Beef jerky: A protein-packed snack that’s easy to pack and eat on the go.
  9. Popcorn: A low-calorie snack that’s great for munching on while you’re watching your horse.
  10. Dark chocolate: A small piece of dark chocolate is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth and provide a little energy boost.
  11. Grapes: A refreshing and hydrating snack that’s easy to pack and eat.
  12. Rice cakes: A crunchy and low-calorie snack that you can top with nut butter, hummus, or cheese.
  13. Energy bars: Convenient and portable, energy bars are a great way to refuel during a long day at the stable.
  14. Dried fruit: Dried apricots, figs, and raisins are a sweet and satisfying snack that won’t spoil.
  15. Cheese and crackers: A classic snack combo that’s easy to pack and enjoy.
  16. Greek yoghurt: A great source of protein, Greek yogurt is a healthy and filling snack. I love to sprinkle cinnamon over my yoghurt!
  17. Popcorn trail mix: Mix popcorn with nuts, seeds, and dried fruit for a tasty and crunchy snack.

Snacks that require prep.

Salad bowls – salad is a great source of protein, and it’s easy to pack with some crackers for a portable snack, 6 delicious salad bowls that are perfect to take with you to the stable.

Smoothies or smoothie bowls – combine some fruit, yogurt, and milk or juice for a refreshing and nutritious snack, 5 grab-and-go smoothie bowl recipes for busy horse owners.

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