There’s no better snack for taking on new trails, busy afternoons at work, or hanging out at home. Trail mix nutrition is on point, it’s deceivingly easy to make, and you can build your own delicious creations using our favorite products from NOW®!
It’s crunchy, sweet, savory, and full of healthy fats and nutrients. What more could you ask for in a snack?
Trail mix is one of my all-time favorite snacks – it’s easily portable, which makes it perfect for when you’re driving, working, or running errands. While there are some good options available at the store for easy pick up, making your own will save you money, and you’ll avoid any additives or excess sugar.
The average store bought trail mix is overly sweetened, causing your calories to be cranked up and taking away the benefit of this healthy snack. Finding a healthy trail mix that doesn’t have any sneaky additives or preservatives can be done, but why not make your own?
Trail Mix Recipe Builder
This one is pretty obvious. Trail mix is based around the mixed nuts of your choosing! Think about what flavors you want this batch of trail mix to be. Are you going for sweet or savory? Something tropical or more decadent? For tropical mixes, I love macadamia nuts and cashews. For something with chocolate or honey, I prefer peanuts, almonds, and even new Marcona Almonds from NOW. You can even choose to use raw nuts vs. roasted. Experiment to find what you like with your combinations or try to recreate your favorite store-bought mix! Feeling adventurous? Try NOW Real Food® Honey Roasted Pecans in your trail mix recipe. You will NOT regret it!
2. Dried fruit
If you’re like me, you live for the dried pieces of pineapple in your trail mix. That sweet burst just adds such an exciting element to your trail mix recipe! Measure your portions out, using goldenberries, dried mango, or dried apricots. Can’t pick just one? Try NOW Real Food® Tropical Fruit Dices!
3. Flavor boosts
Here’s where you can have a little fun! These extras can turn a plain trail mix into a delicious treat. Think again about that flavor profile you’re trying to create. Sweet? Savory? Go with it! Try dried coconut, crystallized ginger, cacao nibs, or whatever else fits the profile. Savory options include sesame sticks or nori strips.
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