Homemade Trail Mix

Hope you enjoyed the weekend!  We visited with our extended family in New Hampshire and enjoyed a little lake time.  I love watching the kids hanging out together…even though they don’t see each other that often, they re-connect like no time has been lost.

We finished our evening with a campfire…we experimented with a few different marshmallows…toasted coconut was the group favorite. It’s the little things in life, right?

Gearing up for the week, I mixed up a little trail mix that I can grab and go on the run.

Let’s face it, we our a generation on the move.

Personally, I like to pack a few snacks with me at all times…I hate being hungry ( perhaps I get a little cranky :)) and I don’t typically like the options available at convenience stores, the airport etc. and I’m really kind of a picky eater.

So I whipped together this quick ‘trail mix’ that I can bring with me to my office and when I am on the go.

YOU can definitively get creative with this recipe and create a mixture of  goodies.

I made my trail mix with banana chips, pretzels, pumpkin seeds and a smattering of dark chocolate chips.

Storing the mixture in a mason jar will keep it fresh for the week.  This makes a great little mixture to pack in your kid’s brown bag lunch too!

I hope you enjoy the week ahead! And here’s a thought about joy and happiness for the start of the week…

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

Homemade trail mix (FODMAP friendly)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pretzel sticks (FODMAP followers use Snyders gluten free pretzels)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips (Chocolate remains untested for FODMAPs so try small amounts to assess tolerance)
  • 1/2 cup banana chips

Instructions

  1. Mix and store in mason jar and enjoy as desired.
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About katescarlata

Registered dietitian with over 20 years experience in the nutrition and wellness field. Digestive health expert. Runner, Writer, Mom of 3, Dog lover especially my chocolate lab, LUCY!

3 thoughts on “Homemade Trail Mix

  1. Ahh I always for get about things like seeds… pumpkin, sunflower, etc. Great reminder.
    I’m a huge fan of trail mix- mostly because it is shelf stable and I can get a BUNCH of different ingredients in the bulk section of the grocery store. Sometimes I have a brain cramp when deciding what to put in my mix so I created a table. You can find it here (http://www.eathealthybeactive.org/2012/06/pick-n-choose-snack-mix/)

    As a dietitian I try to make a larger proportion of the mix healthy items while still making it fun with items like chocolate chips!

    Thanks for this great post!

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