Friday, December 3, 2010

Trail Mix - Easy, Healthy & On the go Snack

What else can be easier to make snack than a trail mix? Healthy, easy and quick to make and on the go snack. Make them at home so that you can mix and match ingredients based on your diet needs and is much easier on your wallet than store bought ones. Takes less than 15 minutes to make and you can make batches to satisfy craving attacks.

I make these on a regular basis, you can make it without adding raisins and cranberries if you are looking for no sugar snacks. For kids you can add some toasted peanuts and dry fruits or choco chips. My little one insisted on adding candy, so i added a few of Sunspire Natural Chocolates  - Sundrop. Lesser evil than the other ones available in the store. For the sake of taking photos, i added few m & m's. Yes they look fantastic, but not so for your health.

Preparation Time - 15 Minutes

Cooking Time - 0


Roasted & Salted Organic Sunflower seeds - 1 1/2 Cups

Roasted Organic Pumpking Seeds - 1 1/2 Cups

Roasted Chopped Almonds - 1 Cup

Roasted Chopped Cashews -1 Cup

Roasted Chopped Macadamia nuts - 1 Cup

Roasted Chopped Walnuts - 1/2 Cup

Roasted Salted Pistachio    - 1/2 Cup

Dried Cranberries (optional) - 1/2 Cup (Avoid these two if you on a no sugar diet)

Dried raisins (optional)        - 1/2 Cup


1) I use a normal toaster oven and toast each one of the ingredient in a medium heat which will take 2-3 minutes or you can buy roasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds, raw chopped macadamia nuts and chop the rest of the ingredients Almonds, Cashews, walnuts etc.

2) Combine all the above ingredients, store in a airtight jar. This trail mix is good for atleast a week to 10 days in normal room temperature, or if you are going to keep it longer refrigerate.

Trail Mix 2


Roasted Chopped Almonds - 1 Cup

Roasted Chopped Cashews - 1 Cup

Roasted Peeled Peanuts - 1 Cup

Sunspire Sundrops - 1 small pack

Raisins - 1/2 Cup

Salt - 1/2 tsp (optional)


Combine all of the ingredients listed above and enjoy.

Event Participation

1) This goes straight to Champa's - Kid's Delight Restaurant recreation an event started by Srivalli.


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