Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix | Whole Green Love

24 Oct

Most of you probably do this already, but if you don’t frequent your bulk goods aisle…you need to. One of my favorite things to do is to mix and match nuts and dried fruits to make my own trail mix. If you browse down a grocery store aisle of pre-packaged nut mixes, most of the time you will find hefty prices on SMALL bags of nut mixes that usually are loaded with mostly peanuts. You might also find that there are other preservatives or ingredients that you wouldn’t think you’d find in something as simple as trail mix.

Instead of a candy jar, we keep a trail mix jar out on our counter top. It’s a healthy go-to snack any time of day and is perfect if you are looking for something quick to fuel up with.  Our trail mix dish is ever changing and depending on what looks good in the bulk section, that’s what ends up in our dish. For people shopping with children, this can be a fun opportunity for them to help pick out new flavor combinations. You can be as traditional or exotic as you’d like. The one I am sharing with you today is simplistic and YUMMY!

Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix

Equal Parts:

Pumpkin Seeds

Pistachios

Almonds

Golden Raisins

Dark Chocolate Chips

Mix all of your ingredients together and store in a dry, airtight container.

It’s nice to be able to control what is going into your trail mix and the ratios. Don’t feel like you have to have all equal parts. By making your own mix, you can cater to your palate’s liking. One of my favorite ingredients to add to trail mix is shaved, dried coconut. I love the texture and it gives it a nice pop of tropical flavor.

The next time you are shopping for trail mix, have a little fun and mix and match your own. You’ll get more for your money and you won’t go back to those pre-packaged bags again.

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