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On-the-Go Trail Mix

21
Sep

Trail Mix 01

Today is the last day I’m home for a while. I’ll be gone for such a long time (two months!) on this trip, you can imagine the time I’m having packing. I never can decide what to pack, how much to bring, and always end up either over-packing or under-packing. No happy medium.

It was so much easier when my sister Liz was at home…she’s an organization freak. She used to come into my room when I was trying to pack, watch me agonizing over pathetically small decisions, and then she’d sweetly start to pack my suitcase! Seriously, that’s true niceness. Now she’s married and has kids and I have to pack all by my lonesome.

That’s okay. I’m doing better. In fact, this time, I even thought ahead and have packed a special snack bag just for me. I will be nice and share (maybe). I want to keep my diet really clean during this trip because when you’re on the road, food is so much harder to control. At least, I know that I’ve got some super healthy snacks to keep me sane when healthy food isn’t as available.

Enter trail mix.

Nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. It’s really as simple as that. It’s not science, just throw in all your favourites in a bowl, mix ‘em up and throw it in a baggie. Lots of protein, healthy fat, and nature’s sugar make this a great energy/protein snack! Go crazy. In my evil sugar loving heart, I love adding marshmallows and peanut M&Ms. I know you’re not shocked.

On-the-Go Trail Mix

  1. ½ cup raw almonds
  2. ½ cup Craisins
  3. 1/8 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  4. 1/8 cup raw sunflower seeds
  5. ¼ cup raw pecans

Just mix it up! Other great additions would be raw coconut flakes, dried apricot (one of my faves!), raisins, and of course…chocolate chips!

I didn’t put in chocolate chips this time, because I’m trying to stay off of chocolate for a while. I eat far too much of it and I’m trying to avoid sugar because right now I really can’t afford a cold. Me! Off chocolate!?? I know. It’s retarded.

Trail Mix 02

Trail Mix 03

Just a handful is the perfect snack! You don’t need much!

Trail Mix 04

I took this recipe and portioned it into five baggies. It’s really easy for me to overdo the nuts, but if I separate it into small portion sizes I realize how much I’m eating. There’s five afternoon snacks right there!

Trail Mix 05

Nutritional Info (divided into 5): Cals: 157, Fat: 11g, Sodium: 1mg, Fibre: 2.5g, Sugars: 10g, Protein: 4g

I can’t believe that we’re leaving tomorrow, it seems so surreal! I’m excited, but I’m also sad to say goodbye to all my good friends and family here…two months seems like such a while when you leave people you care about at home. But I’m excited about the adventures God will be taking us on!

What are your favourite additions into trail mix? I really love those yogurt covered raisins and popcorn!

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13 Responses to “On-the-Go Trail Mix”

  1. anh

    I have to make these and bring to work for snack! :)

  2. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum

    Ahhh almonds. I love almonds and I have a big jar of them at home waiting to be made into glazed almonds. But if I have any left… I know what I’m making! Looks great.

  3. Lauren @ What Lauren Likes

    I love trail mixes! I love adding chocolate covered peanuts or raisins when I have them :)

  4. Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan

    I think this looks amazing and I am so excited for you and your trip!

  5. Katherine Martinelli

    This is a great reminder to make my own trail mix! Need to go out and buy nuts and do this. Looks great. Have an amazing trip!! Two months is a long time but I’m sure it will fly by.

  6. Annette @ENjoyYourHealthyLife

    I love, LOVE a good trail mix. And this has the perfect sweet and salty<–looks good!

  7. Ellie| Gourmand Recipes

    Love your trail mix. It is time to make mine too! Have a good trip :)

  8. Haley @ Health Freak College Girl

    that’s some good looking trail mix! my favorite add ins would have to be walnuts or chocolate covered almonds :)

  9. Anu

    I like making my own trail mix too. The only problem with Craisins is that they have a lot of added sugar. I try to use dried fruits that don’t have any added sugar.

  10. stephchows

    two months! wow!! have fun!!! I love how colourful your mix is, it’s beautiful!

  11. Laura

    I found your lovely blog through twitter! Officially subscribed :) Also totally hungry for trail mix. Yours looks so wholesome!

  12. Kelly

    Yummy this looks fantastic Charissa!! Love this recipe! :)

  13. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    That trail mix has Hayden’s name on it. We were both attracted to the beautiful picture. It is full of a lot of her favorites.

    Off chocolate? I can’t imagine that.


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