Trail [Re]Mix It Up!
Whether you are powering up for a busy day, looking for a no-fuss, backpack-friendly snack or in search of a nutritionally-complete no-cook meal, trail mix is a fantastic option!
A smart trail mix is a tactical combination of nuts, oats, raisins and other ingredients that provides long lasting energy in a fast and easy way. The most popular trail mix ingredient – nuts – is essentially the perfect survival food. Their unique combination of complex carbs, healthy fats and protein make them the key to an efficient mix, but the addition of your favorite dried fruit and other snackables is what makes them fun and delicious!
Without further adieu, here are some tasty trail mixes to fuel your fun!
Salty and sweet, crunchy and soft. This mix is everything a trail mix should be! Calling for peanuts, cashews, M&Ms, raisins, peanut butter chips and chocolate chips, kids and adults alike will be reaching for this tasty, power-packed treat.
One of the funnest parts of trail mix is how wonderfully up-to you it is! In this naturally sweet mix, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, pistachios, chocolate chips and coconut chips are mixed together in even proportions for a protein, fiber and flavor filled mix that can power you through any adventure.
Just as exciting as the region that inspires it, this trail mix is bursting with exotic ingredients and flavor. Not only does it feature 4 types of nutritionally-rich nuts, but dried pineapple, mango, and coconut flakes for lots of bright and tangy sweetness. Finished off with homemade spiced granola clusters, this trail mix is perfect for a day at the beach. 😎
You know its good when “cinnamon sugar” is in the title! Loaded with mini pretzels, Chex, pecans and M&Ms, this mix is on the snacky-er side of trail mixes. As if the ingredients weren’t good enough combined, all but the M&Ms are coated in sweetened butter and baked. Simply let cool, add the M&Ms and take a ride on the crunchy-sweet-salty express!
As if trail mixes aren’t rich enough, this mix will have you begging for [s]ome [more] once you try it! Requiring only almonds, chocolate chips, Golden Grahams and mini marshmallows, simply mix and season with sea salt and cinnamon for a tasty mix that has the perfect salty to sweet ratio.
A quick, healthy snack and total crowd pleaser! This complex mix is made into pure sticky-sweet-spicy awesomeness in an instant pot! Simply dump your pecans, almonds, drained chickpeas, cashews and sunflower seeds in with your butter, maple syrup and Cajun spices and cook for 10 minutes. We love the unique addition of protein-packed chickpeas! Once your mix cools, finish it off with diced dried mango and enjoy.
This isn’t your ordinary trail mix! A brilliant assortment of walnuts, cashews and coconut flakes are mixed and cooked with coconut sugar, butter and vanilla for the ultimate flavor experience! Once cooked and cooled, finish the mix with banana chips and chocolate chunks for a satisfying snack or on-the-go pick-me-up!
What makes the perfect addition to sweet-salty-crunchy trail mix? Sweet-salty-crunchy popcorn of course! Made even better by the addition of heart-healthy walnuts, antioxidant-rich dark chocolate and vitamin C from deliciously-sweet dried strawberries, this is the ultimate combo of varied texture, complex flavor and customizable-awesomeness we love to see in a trail mix.
What’s your favorite trail mix combo? Tag us with #BestMarket, we would love to see!
August 7, 2019