Summertime calls for a lot of snacks. With my kids home from school there is always someone that's hungry and there's always a need for snacks to grab on your way out the door. All of us really love this simple trail mix. I tend to leave the chocolate chips out more often in the summertime so we don't end up with a melted mess and in the fall I like to add pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
I usually pick up all my ingredients from Target. The Archer Farms brand has a variety of dried fruit and I like the ghirardelli chocolate chips. I admire that they do their best to use non-GMO ingredients as long as they're available. They're not perfect, but by far better than Hersey's, Nestle, and Mars.
Have you ever eaten a plain almond and noticed how sweet it is? I love the way they taste with a few pieces of dried fruit. And sometimes I like to add sea salted almonds to my trail mix instead instead. Combined with the dried fruit and chocolate it adds that irresistible sweet/salty combination. Almonds are a great source of fiber, vitamin E and magnesium, which far too many people are deficient in.
Simple Trail Mix
almonds (plain or sea salted)
Combine together in a ziploc bag.
both of your blogs are fantastic amy -- thanks for sharing. we love trail mix around here as well -- you may want to try costco's chocolate chips. they are so wonderful and they are fair trade as well.ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'll check out their chocolate chips the next time I'm there.Delete