When I was growing up I regularly played sports, and was an active member of the Girl Scouts of the USA. I was on the go a lot, and frequently away from home for long periods of time. I learned that quick, filling, and nutritious snacks are a necessity when you’re active. Troop and activity leaders frequently provided trail mix to meet this need, and it’s continued to be a long time favorite of mine.
Trail mix offers a lot of versatility. You can add dried fruit, veggies, sesame sticks, nuts, pretzels, and even chocolate! This makes it ideal for even the pickiest of eaters. Trail mix makes it easy to pack a lot of nutrients into a small container to take with you wherever you go.
The recipe that I’ll share today has been our go to trail mix for the past year or so. It’s easy to make, and affordable. You can make the exact recipe, or use it as an outline for a basic trail mix and add whatever you want. Our trail mix contains almonds, dried fruit, and sometimes chocolate. I advise buying dried fruit that doesn’t contain any added sugar, or dehydrating your own fruit if you happen to own a dehydrator.
Easy Trail Mix
- 1/2 cup almonds or other nuts (you can use a variety if you wish)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened dried coconut strips
- 1/4 cup unsweetened dried bananas
- 2 tbsp unsweetened dried strawberries
- 2 tbsp unsweetened dried blueberries
- 1 tbsp vegan chocolate chips (optional)
- Measure out all ingredients into a container with a lid. We used a ball jar.
- Shake well to integrate.
- Store trail mix in original container, or portion out into smaller to go containers/bags. Enjoy.