Trail mix, made from nutritious nuts, seeds, dried fruit and dark chocolate is a delicious snack. While you can buy prepared and packaged Trail Mixes at the supermarket or health food shop, it's a very simple thing to make your own.
All you have to do is choose your ingredients and mix them together. In my home-mixed Trail Mix, I put in these yummy ingredients: coconut chips, whole almonds, dried cranberries, currants, dark chocolate chips, pepitas and sunflower seeds.
Delicious and nutritious Trail Mix ingredients.
Put an equal number of scoops of each ingredient into a jar. Secure the lid and shake until you have a lovely jumble you can dip into when you need a little snack. Yum!
A handy and healthy snack.
When mixing up your own, you can add whatever nuts, seeds and dried fruit you have on hand. You might like to use cashew nuts instead of almonds. You might prefer sultanas to currants. You might add pieces of dried apricot instead of cranberries. All variations would result in a yummy mix that's good for you!
Trail mix is great to tip into little take-with-you-tubs when you are heading out. Having it in your bag stops those hasty, hungry purchases of packaged snacks like chips and chocolate bars. It's so much better for you too than over-salted, trans-fat laden and super sweet snacks.
So, if you have a spare five minutes this weekend, why not make up your own version of a Home-Mixed Trail Mix. Let me know what you put in yours.