Another Monday, another blog post. Does Monday work well as a blog posting day? I am not sure. Honestly it seems like people are starting to prefer no blogs and everything shared on Instagram. What do you think? Do you have an opinion on this? I have so much to learn about in regards to finding success in this whole food and lifestyle sharing thing. I might as well grab a snack as I try to figure this all out. What should I eat…OH! How about my grab and go trail mix?! How is that for the cheesiest most lame segway into today’s blog post? I’m sorry, I really couldn’t not do that.
Ever since I met my husband he has been nuts for nuts. Another lame joke, are you really surprised? He is all about the trail mix or GORP as the true outdoorsy people call it- Good Ole’ Raisins & Peanuts. This little trail mix is one I have been making for him every week since we got married. I love a store with a good bulk bin section and that is the best for making customized trail mix. If your store doesn’t have a bulk bin section then just find bags or cans of all of the individual trail mix components and mix at home.
This is my husband’s tried and true favorite mix. If it were me, I would totally add some dark chocolate chips in the mix because #chocolateislife. Am I right or am I right?
This isn’t a super fancy or complex post at all but here it goes-
1 cup raw peanuts
1 cup raw pecans
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup raisins
1 cup banana chips
1/2 cup dried coconut shreds
Add everything into a big Ziploc bag and shake and mix around, maybe even shake your booty a little bit for a good time.
You can of course do a ratio and amount that you like and add or subtract other nuts or dried fruits, etc. He used to really enjoy the honey sesame sticks in the mix. This is what we do around here and it makes for a healthy, protein rich, sweet tooth satisfying snack. Hope you enjoy! Do you have a favorite pre-made mix you buy? Or do you prefer to make your own?