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)


  • 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


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



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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