If ever I’ve had a true food addiction, besides ice cream and frozen yogurt, it’s trail mix. The sweet-salty combination is enough to have me eating an entire jar without realizing what happened!
While trail mixes can be a bit of a temptation especially for those few among us who only pick out the chocolate bits (guilty), they can also be an incredibly health snack to fuel our most rigorous of activities.
This trail mix is a simple one to throw together, as are most. You’ll simply need even parts pecans, walnuts, almonds, raisins, dried cranberries and dark chocolate.
Throw the mixture together in a bowl and ‘voila!’ you’ve got a sweet and nutty trail mix on your hands.
I found this mix perfect for snacking away on at work any time my stomach would start growling for lunch and it was only 10:30. Just a few bites are all you need for plenty of satisfaction and healthy indulgence.
Sweet and Nutty Trail Mix
yields 24, 1/4 cup servings
1 cup raw walnut halves
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup raw pecans
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup raisins
1 cup dark chocolate chips
Method | Pour all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Toss together until well combined. Scoop 1/4-cup servings into sealed baggies.
One 1/4-cup serving of this trail mix contains about 179 calories, 13 grams of fat, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 2 g Fiber, 11 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.
To ensure you don’t go overboard and eat the whole batch, scoop 1/4-cup measurements into snack-sized baggies for the perfect, on-the-go snack. Enjoy!
photos by Dana Shultz
September 24th, 2012