Sunday, January 19, 2014

Healthy Trail Mix Recipe

So its a new year and we're all trying to eat better and exercise more. Right?  We all like a little snack here and there, so I try and make sure its something healthy. We normally like something we can take along easily too, this snack is great for traveling.
This yummy mixture probably isn't a perfect snack if you're asking a health guru, but at least its a bit more healthy than some snacks we could be eating.  Make good choices, right?  Choose dried fruits and nuts over a chocolate cupcake?  That sounds healthier to me!
I normally use the Great Value brand from Walmart.  Its all good and it saves a bit of money over the name brands.  You can basically use whatever you like, but here is a list  of what I normally throw in ours.

Healthy Trail Mix

1 - 30 oz Little Bit of Everything Trail Mix $6.98
1 - 18.25 oz can of mixed nuts - lightly salted or no salt is best $7.98
1/2 - a 14oz box of Toasted Corn Cereal $2.42
1 - 5 oz bag of dried cherries $2.98
1 - 6 oz bag of dried cranberries$1.48
Pour all ingredients in a large bowl and gently mix together.  Separate into ziplock baggies for better traveling.  Makes (8) sandwich size baggies full.

Doesn't it look good?  The "Little Bit of Everything Trail Mix" has mixed nuts, dried fruit, coconut and yogurt covered peanuts.  It's cheaper and easier to buy this jar than to try and make your own mix of the same items.  I always add the cherries and cranberries because we really like them.
All bagged up and ready to travel wherever we go.  The lake, camping or just a little shopping spree one weekend, good for all occasions.  Try it!

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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5 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! Thanks for the money-saving tips, too. :-)
    Blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

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  2. Yum! Love me some trail mix :) Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you tomorrow. :)

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  3. Looks so good!!
    I am co hosting Fluster's Creative Muster Link Party!! Thanks so much for linking up!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  4. This looks yummy! It's definitely more healthy then a candy bar. Thank you so much for linking this up at the Shine a Spotlight Saturday Link Party on Angels Homestead this week!

    April

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  5. This trial mix looks so good and love the cranberries and cherries! Delicious...

    Sharon and Denise

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