One of my favorite grab n’ go snacks is trail mix. It’s a great way to sneak in some healthy fats and protein when you are in a bit of a rush. I used to buy the prepackaged trail mix at places like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, but when I noticed that my wallet was taking a hit, I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own healthy trail mix.
When I put together a healthy trail mix I usually include a few varieties of nuts, some seeds, dried fruit and a few chocolate chips for some sweetness. The Englishman loves taking trail mix to work so I made an extra large batch for him to enjoy throughout the week.
This may not be the most complicated recipe around, but it sure is delicious.
Healthy Trail Mix (makes 1 large serving)
1/3 cup unsalted almonds
1/3 cup unsalted cashew pieces
1/3 cup pecan halves
1/3 cup unsalted pepitas
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup white chocolate chips (dark chocolate chips are good too)
Pour all your trail mix ingredients into a bowl. Enjoy by the handful.
For the Englishman’s batch I also added some caramel corn to the top for added crunch and texture.
I unfortunately cannot have caramel corn, but the Englishman said it was a delicious addition. So apparently popcorn in trail mix is a good thing.
What’s your favorite trail mix combo?