Home made Trail Mix is one of my favorite simple, healthy and cost- effective snacks! I literally ALWAYS have a bag in my purse.We are lucky not to have any nut allergies in our house hold (yet! I’m crossing my fingers behind my back as I type…) Even If you do have nut allergies to contend with, there are plenty of easy substitutes you can make.
When it comes to these ingredients, I try to purchase in the bulk section where I can (to keep the cost down) and always look for “unsalted” “unsweetened” versions of nuts and dried fruit. These categories can both be high in calories and sodium.. so trying to minimize is key!
Simply pick one option from each category and BOOM! Trail Mix = done!
- 1 cup nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts, pistachios)
- 1 cup seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, chia, hemp, flax)
- 1 cup dried fruit ( apricot, mango, cherry, blueberry, raisins, banana)
- 1/2 cup Sweet (dark chocolate chunks, smarties, M &M’s)
If you have a nut allergy you can sub popcorn, granola, cheerios or pretzels for the nuts!
Get creative and get the kids involved! There are so many delicious flavor combinations to choose from!
xo The River City Sisters