I try to stay away from premade packaged trail mixes because they are often loaded with added sugar, salt, and sometimes even artificial colors and flavors. However, I am always making my own clean nut mix for an easy grab-and-go snack! Mix your favorite raw nuts and seeds with a few dried berries and throw them in a small Ziploc bag. This is a great energy-boosting snack when you need that extra push come 2 p.m.! Just be mindful of the portion size. Although nuts and seeds are super nutritious, they have a high calorie content, so it’s easy to overdo it. Fill each baggie with a handful of the nut mix, store them in the fridge (yes the fridge!) to keep them fresh, and stick to only one baggie per day.
This recipe is provided by Jennifer Leah Gottlieb.
- 3 Tablespoons dried cranberries
- 2 Tablespoons dried goji berries
- 3 Tablespoons raisins
- 1/4 Cup cashews
- 1/4 Cup almonds
- 1/4 Cup hazelnuts
- 3 Tablespoons pumpkin seeds
- 2 Tablespoons sunflower seeds
- 1/4 Cup walnuts
- 1 Pinch of sea salt
Place all ingredients in a large Ziploc bag. Shake the bag until contents are mixed evenly together. Separate into handful sized servings. Store in the fridge!