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January 30, 2015

Foodie Friday: Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

Happy Foodie Friday! As always, today I’m linking up with Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Annmarie from The Fit Foodie Mama to create awesome healthy recipes! Be sure to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and don’t forget to add your recipes as well!

As a mom, I’m always on the lookout for snacks that meet a couple criteria: 1) they’re healthy; 2) they can easily be grabbed and thrown in a swim bag, a soccer bag, my purse (you get the idea) and 3) they are easy for mom to put together and have a decent shelf life.  Since today’s theme is Health-ified On-The-Go Snack, I’m making one of those tried-and-true snacks you can just about ALWAYS find in our pantry – Sweet and Salty Trail Mix.

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To make this trail mix, simply combine your favorites in 3 different categories –

Nuts – I typically use raw almonds, raw cashews, pistachios (our favorites!)
Seeds – pumpkin seeds
Dried Fruit – tart dried cherries, golden raisins, unsulphured dark raisins
Chocolate – dark chocolate 

For the chocolate, I typically use Alter Ego Blackout chocolate bars, but this time I picked a Ritter Sport chocolate bar that gave me a 2-fer:  dark chocolate and hazelnuts.

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There’s something more rustic about chopping up a chocolate bar than dumping a bunch of round little candies into the mix.

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I am a big proponent of the mason jar.  I have mason jars in several different sizes and if you opened my pantry, you’d find a sea of mason jars.  But, unfortunately, they are not safe for transporting to sporting events, etc for Mini Me.  So, I revert to the ziplock bag for those situations.

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What are your favorite trail mix ingredients?

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4 Comments on “Foodie Friday: Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

Annmarie
January 30, 2015 at 10:39 am

This looks perfect for a car trip! I’m going to NYC at the end of Feb- definitely will have to give it a try 🙂

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Sarah
January 30, 2015 at 5:50 pm

YUM! Trail mix is one of our favorite snacks and I almost always have a craving for sweet and salty foods!

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Farrah
January 31, 2015 at 12:29 am

Yay! I love the combination of sweet & salty for snacks, so this is right up my alley! 😀

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Esther
February 4, 2015 at 10:48 pm

Oh this looks awesome!! I need to get a batch of this together for my upcoming travels!!
Thanks for your awesome recipes on the link-up!
I am loving the logo more and more!!

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