Is there a trail mix that isn’t easy??
Which brings me to my point. WHY would you spend the money on pre-packaged trail mixes that are full of preservatives and junk when you can easily make an economical and healthier mix yourself?
What I love about trail mixes is that they fit into any lunchbox and can be used as a side, a dessert, or just a pick-me-up snack. Trail mixes offer energy and protein, and there are so many options in mixing them up that you’ll never get bored.
Today’s trail mix is rather standard. I wanted something that both the boys would like, that I could tailor serving sizes with. But there are no real rules to a trail mix. You just put whatever you like in them. Below the recipe are some other simple additions that can easily go into a trail mix, but not a complete list by far.
*Note there are no measurements because you put what you want into it.
Honey roasted peanuts
Orange flavored dried cranberries (Trader Joe’s)
Other options: almonds, cashews, walnuts, other nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried fruits, M&M’s, goldfish crackers, cheddar nips crackers, Cheerios or other cereal, granola chunks, roasted edamame, banana chips, yogurt/chocolate covered pretzels, coconut flakes, wasabi peas, rice crackers, and rye chips (Gardetto’s style).