With our clean eating diet, we often get asked what we do for snacks. In my book, Homemade Snacks and Staples, I have an entire chapter dedicated to Hand-to-Mouth Snacks. This was one of my favorite chapters to write, because as you will see, we are not lacking for snacks in the Badger Girl/Manatee household. Especially when you consider that we mostly snack on fruits and veggies, the snacks in the Hand-to-Mouth chapter are more treats than anything else!
This trail mix recipe is a great go-to for us, whether we make a huge batch for ourselves or serve it at one of our parties in a huge bowl. I have a feeling we will be eating a lot of this in the next few weeks as we adjust to our lives with Baby Aime.
I love this recipe because it gives me a form of “junk food”and makes it just about as healthy as you can get. No extra oils, very little salt, and both the sunflower seed kernels and the pumpkin seeds are packed with Vitamin E.
I am happy to report that roasted, unsalted nuts are much more popular, even in just the last 9 months. Last August, I couldn’t find roasted, unsalted peanuts in any mainstream grocery stores. When I went to the neighborhood Copps store recently, I was shocked to find them in the aisle with the other nuts.
For the other nuts, I recommend roasting them at home. That way you can guarantee there are no added oils or salt.
Feel free to substitute in your favorite nuts or dried fruit. I have been on a dried blueberry kick and will be trying this trail mix with them very soon. As long as you maintain the ratios of nuts: seeds: fruit: chocolate, you will get a similar trail mix with all of the customizations you want.
What is your favorite ingredient in trail mix?