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Packing the Perfect Snacks for a Hiking Date

Anxious about going on a first date? Well, you’re not the only one. The process of planning a date and thinking about all the possible scenarios that could go wrong can be stressful. Recently, hiking has become the latest craze in the dating scene. After the pandemic forced communities into their homes, hiking became one of the only activities where people could go out and meet each other safely, and dating was no exception. You get to be out in nature, enjoy panoramic views, and most importantly enjoy each other’s company. I mean, what’s not to love? Unfortunately, that’s not the case for many individuals. Although the notion of trekking has been recently romaticized, the actual logistics are not ideal for a date. Both of you will most likely be out of breath and there won’t be much room for conversation. So, how do you make the most out of the endorphin rush from a trek? The answer is simple: plan out snack breaks!

Why Snack Breaks

Having breaks throughout the journey allow both of you to talk to each other and bask in the view. You also get some downtime to regain your energy, and perhaps most exciting of all - you get to eat!

Studies have shown that endorphins are normally released 30 minutes to 1 hour [1] into an exercise. To take full advantage of these “feel-good” hormones, you should take this window of opportunity as the time to communicate most with your partner, when both of you are at your best emotional states. If you time the break correctly, this could significantly improve your chances of having a successful and fun date.

What Snacks To Bring

Planning which snacks to bring can be a dilemma in itself. Firstly, you don’t want to bring unhealthy snacks that defeat the whole purpose of the hike - to exercise. Making homemade snacks such as sandwiches is a good option, but the process is time consuming. Another option would be to bring healthier alternatives such as granola bars, but most of them don’t taste great. Thankfully, Bahamii has created the perfect solution for all of your snacking needs. Bahamii’s date-based energy bites excel in all criteria - they are healthy, efficient, and tasty.

Bahamii’s energy snacks come in packs of 2, perfect for you and your date, and can be easily stored in a hiking bag or in your pockets if you’re traveling light. Made with minimal and only organic ingredients, you won’t have to worry about any health concerns. Even so, these snacks pack a punch and will leave you feeling energized after consumption. The natural B vitamins [2] in the dates improve metabolism and help reduce fatigue. Additionally, dates have high potassium [2] which will aid in regulating your breathing and muscular function for the rest of the hike. Safe to say, these energy bites are a fitness lover’s dream, and something you definitely don’t want to miss out on during your date.

You may be wondering, what if your date doesn’t like the flavor of the snacks you’re bringing? If this is your first date, you might not even know if your date has any dietary restrictions, such as being vegetarian or gluten intolerant. Fortunately, Bahamii’s snacks tackle all of these concerns. All of the products are plant based, gluten free, and have no added sugar. If you’re looking for options to satisfy your date’s taste preferences, there are a variety of flavors for you to choose from. Going on the classic Hollywood hike and want a refreshing snack? The coconut vanilla bites will surely satisfy your cravings. Alternatively, the honey cinnamon bites would pair perfectly with a walk during the fall season. Finally, you can never go wrong with a classic chocolate almond pairing for your date snack. 

Packaged Bahamii honey cinnamon date energy bites

If everything is going well, top the date off by eternalizing your memories. Snap some cute pictures either together or of feeding each other the snack bites. A few minutes of effort goes a long way!

Sources:

1 - https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Release-of-Endomorphin-Hormone-and-Its-Effects-on-A-Rokade/d9d6a77f113bb866ea1588edf646a60e25ca1755?p2df

2- https://www.medicinenet.com/how_many_dates_should_you_eat_a_day/article.htm