I have been looking for a high protein snack that was easy to prepare and did not need to be refrigerated. I stumbled across a recipe online for a trail mix and tweaked it a little bit to suit the tastes of our family.
The salty/sweet/crunchy combination of this trail mix provides a great fix for those afternoon or evening sugar cravings. It is also a great option if you need some extra protein in your diet.
I tried this recipe out on my husband who works out 2 times a day and 2 picky co-workers. They all really liked it. One co-worker did not like the dried cranberries but those can easily be substituted for raisins or omitted completely.
I have to be honest…there were measurements for the recipe but I kinda just dumped everything together in a bowl and mixed it all together. To me, those are the best recipes…the ones that you can’t mess up! It turned out great! Hope that you enjoy!
1/2 Cup Almonds
1/2 Cup Cashews
1/4 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1/4 Cup Peanuts
1/4 Cup Toasted Coconut
1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries (Or Raisins)
1/4 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Mix all ingredients together. This can be kept in a large airtight bowl or portioned out into individual snack sized portions.