This homemade trail mix has a satisfying crunch and is chock-full of protein
Trail mix is perfect for healthy snacking at work or play. It’s portable, nutritious, doesn’t require refrigeration and tastes great
To make your own trail mix, combine ¼ cup/ 60 mL each of your choice of dried fruit, crunchy cereal tidbits (both provide energizing carbohydrates), nuts or seeds (for protein) and one flavourful extra.
Ideally, trail mix should provide at least 5 grams of protein per serving.
Note: Toasting nuts and seeds before adding them to trail mix enhances their flavour and crunch.
Suggested Trail Mix Ingredients
- Cranberries or blueberries
- Apricots or bananas
- Pineapple and mango
- Golden raisins
- Bran buds or bran flakes
- Corn flakes
- Sesame sticks
- Japanese rice crackers
- Whole or slivered almonds
- Cashews or walnuts
- Mixed nuts
- Pumpkin and sunflower seeds
- Toasted coconut
- Dark chocolate chips
- Flax seeds
- Popcorn or mini pretzels
Tip: When choosing a prepared trail mix, look for one with no trans fat and little or no added salt or sugar.
Originally published in Wellness Matters, Canada Wide Media’s quarterly newsletter on health and wellness.