The Ultimate Trail Mix

The Ultimate Trail Mix

Trail mix is one of those great make ahead snack items that can literally be taken anywhere. Stick a bag in your purse, have a container in your desk draw, or keep a little stash in your car, it is the perfect portable snack for those moments of low energy and intense hunger.

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Not only can trail mix be made in large batches and stored for weeks (or months…if it lasts that long) in the fridge, but it is packed full of healthy fats, protein and good nutrients which keep us satisfied and energized.

Make ahead meals and food prep days are essential for busy people/families and the success of maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. If we plan and prep our weekly meals ahead of time we have no excuse in those moments where we are ravaged with hunger and have no energy to cook. All we have to do is open the fridge and pull out the items we have prepped ahead of time. This prevents that stop at the fast food store on the way home or reaching for that frozen pizza. A little time on the weekend (or whatever day works for you) saves us a lot of time during the week and helps keep us on track with our healthy eating goals. Trail mix is one of those easy make a head recipes that will keep us on track and out of the cookie jar.

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Maybe I will write a post next week with tips for meal prep and meal planning… stay tuned for that.

For now try this delicious trail mix and keep it handy for those moments of low energy and little time.

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Ingredients:

1 cup slivered almonds

½ cup walnut pieces, chopped

¼ cup hazel nuts

¾ cup pumpkin seeds

¼ cup sunflower seeds

½ cup cashews

½ cup Brazil nuts, chopped

¾ cup mini dairy-free or dark chocolate chips

½ – ¾ cup raisins or dried cranberries

Directions:

Simply toss all ingredients in a bowl to combine and then transfer to an air tight container. Store in the fridge for a quick and delicious snack.

 

Happy Snacking!

XO Deanna

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