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Dark Chocolate

Not only is dark chocolate absolutely delicious, but research suggests that eating it may actually boost athletic performance. Dark chocolate contains a substance called epicatechin, which may increase delivery of oxygen to the muscles and help you have more energy. It's also full of antioxidants to ward off post-ski inflammation. Choose any brand that you like, but aim for the dark stuff—65 percent chocolate.

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Fresh Fruit

"When you're skiing, keep a ziplock baggie of sliced apples or pears in your jacket pocket. This snack provides healthy carbohydrates to help fuel you, and the slices are bite-size so you don't have to messily eat a whole piece of fruit," says Amy Gorin, M.S., R.D.N.

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The Good Bean Crunchy Chickpeas

The Good Bean uses all natural foods with minimally processed ingredients to make their crunchy chickpea snacks. The Smoky Chili and Lime flavor is absolutely delicious and comes in a handy 2.5-ounce package. Crunchy chickpeas may take a little more maneuvering to eat while on the slopes, but they're worth it for their high protein and carbohydrate content. A 1-ounce serving contains 7 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber.

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Cabot Cheese Seriously Sharp Snack Bars

Technically these Cabot Cheese Snacks should be refrigerated, but that doesn't really matter since you'll be out in the cold all day. At only 80 calories each with 5 grams of protein, these tangy snacks are perfect for keeping in an outer pocket. If you're feeling really adventurous, eat them with some apple slices for fast-acting fuel.

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Justin's Peanut Butter Packet

Justin's Peanut Butter Packets are another perfectly portioned snack that only requires one step—opening the packet. Each 1.15-ounce squeeze pack is made with just dry roasted peanuts and palm oil and has 190 calories and 8 grams of protein. These are a great midmorning snack if you want to get a few more runs in before breaking for lunch. Just make sure you have some water with you, or you'll be stuck with peanut butter mouth all afternoon.

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