Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Make-Your-Own Trail Mix




Does this happen to you: While working at your computer/reading an engaging novel/watching a favorite television program, you are attacked by the snack gremlins? It happens to me a lot! My stomach…or is it my brain…keep saying, “Wouldn’t a snack be nice right about now?”


What snacks do you reach for? If you’re anything like me, your choice isn’t always (i.e.: hardly ever) healthy. 

In an effort to correct that situation, I decided to buy a bag of trail mix. While looking at the vast variety of mixes on my grocery store shelves, I had a revelation: Most of the ingredients I like in a trail mix were already in my home pantry.

 
So I tossed together peanuts, walnuts, pistachios, dried cherries, dried cranberries, raisins,
and dried apricots. Then I added some dark chocolate chips…those are good for you, right?  Then I dumped the whole mixture into glass jars to keep on hand when the snack gremlins pay a visit.


What are your must-haves in a trail mix? 

Or do you have a different go-to snack?
Healthy or not?



1 comment:

Susan Lindquist said...

Hi there! Our go to snack is Muesli over vanilla yogurt. I got used to it when we lived in Germany for a while. They make the best Muesli I've ever had - good oats, flax seeds, currants, dried apples, sunflower seeds, walnuts, and dried cherries or cranberries.
SB makes trail mix like your recipe. He takes it on every hike.