When my 5 year old started kindergarten, I was struggling on the snack scene. Now that I am little more organized I try to make something that we can grab and go for snacks as needed and of course I always have lots of fresh fruit in the house. This healthy trail mix is super easy to make and is high in healthy fat, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
I use raw nuts and seeds for optimal nutrition. Using sprouted nuts and seeds would be next level! If you want to use roasted nuts and seeds feel free to do so. It will have a more roasted and richer flavor, however the polyunsaturated fats may be slightly oxidized due to the nature of roasting. In addition, when cooked at high temperatures, they can develop acrylamides which have been shown to be cancer causing in high doses. Some people find they cannot digest raw nuts. In this case try sprouted nuts and seeds. The sprouting process removes the enzyme inhibitors and makes them more easily digestible. Another option is to buy raw nuts and seeds and roast them yourself at a very low temp (225F).
This healthy trail mix is easily customizable to what you have on hand. You can substitute anything with what you prefer or have on hand.
More easy snack ideas
- Super Seed and Dark Chocolate Squares no bake!
- Classic Hummus
- Healthy Crunchy and Chewy Granola
Healthy Trail Mix
- 1 cup raw almonds
- ½ cup raw pecans
- ½ cup raw walnuts
- ½ cup pepitas or green pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup goji berries
- ½ cup raisins (or dried cranberries)
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips or dark chocolate covered fruit (I used dark chocolate covered cherries)
- 1 cup dried mango, chopped
- pinch or two of fine sea salt
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir thoroughly.
- Store in an glass container on the counter or fridge. It will keep for a long time, however, I would recommend 2 weeks on the counter or 4 weeks in the fridge.