Trail mix has long been accepted as a healthy, easy snack for both people out enjoying the wilderness and city people alike, but did you know that a lot of the of the trail mixes you buy in the store are packed with not-so-good-for-you ingredients? You’ll find artificial colors, flavors, and a ton of refined sugar in many of the trail mixes on the store shelves.
But if you’re a trail mix lover, don’t worry! You can easily whip up your own using clean and healthy ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Mix up as much or as little as you’d like. Tweak the recipe to include ingredients you and your family love!
This “recipe” is really more of a formula than a recipe—one part nuts to one part chocolate to one part dried fruit. My favorite combo is roasted, unsalted almonds, dark chocolate chips (or unsweetened cacao nibs, if I’m feeling really healthy) and raisins.
Just remember, trail mix isn’t a low-calorie food. It’s a great, energy-boosting snack in moderate amounts—don’t go wolfing down a whole mixing bowlful. A handful is all you need to boost your energy on the trail (or on the sidewalk). Enjoy!
Easy 3-Minute Trail Mix Recipe
Makes 1 serving
- 2 tablespoons roasted, unsalted almonds
- 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons raisins
Mix together and enjoy! How easy is that?