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Healthy Snacking with Trail Mix

Updated on October 4, 2009
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Glendon and his wife have led church ministries, conducted empowerment seminars, and travelled to faraway places on business and vacation.

A common variety of Trail Mix made out of peanuts, raisins, and M&M's.  Photo source:  ImGz courtesy of Creative Commons Sharealike 3.0 License.
A common variety of Trail Mix made out of peanuts, raisins, and M&M's. Photo source: ImGz courtesy of Creative Commons Sharealike 3.0 License.

Do you enjoy fruits and nuts? We all prefer to have our fruit as fresh as possible, preferably from our own garden, or personally selected and purchased at the market. But thanks to the smarts of several producers such as Frito-Lay, Healthy Snack and King Nut, you may enjoy fruit processed and combined with cereal and other ingredients in a tasty Trail Mix.

According to Wikipedia Trail Mix ingredients are: Nuts such as cashews or almonds (among my favourite); legumes such as peanuts (only scientists remember that this is not a classic nut) or baked soybeans; dried fruits such as cranberries (very good for urinary tract by the way), raisins, apricots, apples, or candied orange peel; chocolate; breakfast cereal; seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower seeds (both are great for prostate); granola; chips; shredded coconut; and some pretzel and ginger thrown in for good measure.

I enjoy several nut mixes. My wife and I used to repackage and sell nuts to friends and contacts. For some reason we never sold the classic trail mix but we had several other mixes such as Student Mix, Raisin Nut Mix, Cranberry Jubilee, and California Mix.

When you have nuts, cereal, grains, and honey around the house you can throw together a variety of mixes on your own. The name suggests that it is ideal for hiking as a ready source of energy.

But I love to eat Trail Mix bars, whether I’m hiking or not.  Truth be told I enjoy anything with nuts, seeds, and raisins.  If you want to keep me happy just keep any family trip supplied with Nature Valley Granola bars and do make sure some are Trail Mix.


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      glendoncaba 6 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse

      Hey Philipo and Laura: Happy snacking.

      And Laura, you might prefer to buy the ingredients and make your own mix.

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      Loquacious Laura 6 years ago

      I am going to try the one with curry, cinnamon and cashews! Wow, I have never thought of that combination and it sounds delicious. Looks like I'll have to make a quick trip to the store! Thanks for sharing.

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      Philipo 8 years ago from Nigeria

      Very delicious, though I have not tasted it b4. Thanks for sharing.