Since going Primal, I’ve been making batch after batch of this trail mix. It makes a great on-the-go snack, and now that I’m up most of the lots at night with Slingshot, this has become my go-to midnight/2am/4am snack as well. I keep a container of this trail mix next to my rocker in Slingshot’s nursery. At some point, I’ll need to cut back my consumption of this yummy treat to a more occasional occurrence, but as as long as my weight loss continues (I’m only 2 lbs from pre-pregnancy weight!), I see no reason to give it up! This trail mix tastes great, satisfies my craving for something sweet/crunchy/salty, gives me energy, and is full of those good fats that keep me feeling satiated until my next meal.
There’s no real recipe here, just a list of the usual ingredients I throw together. Just use what you have on hand, and mix it to suit your personal tastes! Like it sweet? Add more dried fruit. Like it salty? Use salted nuts or seeds. (I typically use unsalted). Need your chocolate fix? Add some chocolate chips. I either use the highest quality chocolate chips I can find or I roughly chop a bar of 85% chocolate.
- Macadamia nuts
- Dried cranberries
- Dried apricots
- Dried cherries
- Sunflower seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Coconut flakes (unsweetened, you can toast it or not)
- Chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
Combine in a jar and enjoy!
What are your favorite trail mix ingredients?