5-Minute Trail MixSep 26, 2022
It’s 4:00 pm.
Lunch was at noon.
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).
No matter how pure your intentions, if you aren’t prepared with a healthy option on hand you will absolutely grab a handful of M&Ms or chips.
5-Minute Trail Mix is one of the easiest recipes I can share to help keep your hunger under control until mealtime. It offers the perfect combo of sweet, salt, and crunch!
NOTE: Trail mix is easy to overeat (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 like to leave the measuring cup in the container with the handle facing upward.
5-Minute Trail Mix
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: n/a
Servings: 28 (serving size = 1/4 cup)
4 cups assorted raw nuts: almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, etc.
1 cup seeds (sprouted if possible): pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or both!
1/2 cup no added sugar dried fruit: goji berries, blueberries, dates, apricots, raisins, cranberries, cherries, figs, golden berries, prunes, mangoes, mulberries
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (Equal Exchange or Enjoy Life for dairy-free)
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (Let's Do Organic or Bob's Red Mill)
1 cup Biena Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas
Add ingredients to a large sealed container and shake to combine!
Tip: Leave a 1/4 cup measuring cup in the container with the handle facing upward for easy (and responsible) serving. 😊
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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