Trail Mix Recipe


Snacking can actually aid in weight loss, as long as the snacks are tasty and healthy.  One snack I often ate during weight loss and still enjoy now as I continue to maintain my weight is trail mix.

I suggest making your own trail mix, avoid the trail mixes sold in stores which often have too much sugar and salt in a serving.

For my trail mix recipe I use the following ingredients, but feel free to substitute your favorite nuts/dried fruit.

1. Dried cranberries

2.  Raisins

3.  Almonds

4. Walnuts

5. Peanuts

6. Pecans

7. Brazilian Nuts

Mix a hand full of each into a container, add a touch of salt, shake and enjoy 2-3 hand fulls as a snack before or after a work out.

If you find that you are unable to limit yourself to a serving (like I did), I suggest buying the small snack size Ziploc bags and carrying just a serving with you.  Use the trail mix to avoid tempting foods too, fill your stomach with a quick bite of nuts and dried fruit instead of processed french fries.

Take a look here for more snack ideas http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-diet/HQ01396, find the snack that’s right for you and replace sugary and salty snacks with these healthier options.

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