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Simple Homemade Trail Mix

October 18th, 2018 | no comments

It’s 4:00 pm. Lunch was at noon and dinner isn’t until 6:00. Your stomach starts to growl and history shows that when you ignore it and try to wait it out until dinner, you always end up eating an extra helping (or three) of this or that (usually not salad). 

If you aren’t prepared with a healthier snack, let’s be honest, no matter how pure your intentions, you will absolutely grab a handful of M&Ms or salty chips. This is one of the easiest recipes I can share with you to help keep your hunger under control until meal time. It offers the perfect combo of sweet, salt, and crunch!

NOTE: Trail mix is extremely easy to overeat…I know, been there, done that! Set yourself up for success and use a 1/4 cup measuring cup as your serving spoon, portion into a small cup, then close the lid and put it away! I always leave the measuring cup in the container with the handle facing upward. 

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Simple Homemade Trail Mix
If you aren't prepared with a healthier snack, let's be honest, no matter how pure your intentions, you will absolutely grab a handful of M&Ms or salty chips. This is one of the easiest recipes I can share with you to help keep your hunger under control until meal time. It offers the perfect combo of sweet, salt, and crunch! 1 Earthfood per serving: ♥
Servings
1/4 cup servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups assorted raw, unsalted nuts (if you want a little salt, you can make one of the cups a lightly salted nut) Any variety will do (bonus points for choosing sprouted nuts): almonds, cashews, pecans, pistachios, walnuts
  • 1 cup unsalted seeds (sprouted if possible) I like pumpkin seeds (pepitas) or sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dried fruit (Made in Nature is a good choice since they don't add sugar) Try goji berries, blueberries, dates, apricots, raisins, cranberries, cherries, figs, golden berries, plums, mangoes
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips I like the Equal Exchange brand; For dairy-free, use Enjoy Life brand
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs I like the Navitas brand
  • 1 cup organic, unsweetened coconut flakes Let's Do Organic brand
Servings
1/4 cup servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups assorted raw, unsalted nuts (if you want a little salt, you can make one of the cups a lightly salted nut) Any variety will do (bonus points for choosing sprouted nuts): almonds, cashews, pecans, pistachios, walnuts
  • 1 cup unsalted seeds (sprouted if possible) I like pumpkin seeds (pepitas) or sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dried fruit (Made in Nature is a good choice since they don't add sugar) Try goji berries, blueberries, dates, apricots, raisins, cranberries, cherries, figs, golden berries, plums, mangoes
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips I like the Equal Exchange brand; For dairy-free, use Enjoy Life brand
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs I like the Navitas brand
  • 1 cup organic, unsweetened coconut flakes Let's Do Organic brand
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a sealed container and shake to combine! Leave a 1/4 cup measuring cup in the container with the handle facing upward for easy (and responsible) serving. 
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts per serving (1/4 cup): Calories: 120; Total Fat: 9 grams; Saturated Fat: 4 grams; Sodium: 35 mg; Potassium: 100 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 8 grams; Dietary Fiber: 2 grams; Net Carbohydrates: 6 grams; Sugar: 5 grams (1 gram added sugar); Protein: 3 grams

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