Nuts and dried fruit trail mix is obviously a healthy choice, right? Trail mixes’ nutritional profile, full of energy-dense dried fruit, nuts, and chocolate, sure make it seem like the perfect textbook snack. Plus, it’s lightweight, portable, and easily fits into a backpack or purse to give you the energy you need when your resources run low.
However, those same ingredients make trail mix pack a hefty caloric punch. Plain, natural mixes of unsalted nuts and unsweetened dried fruits can make for a good portion-controlled, high-energy snack. But many mixes throw in chocolate chips, loads of salt, and added sugars. Especially, when we mindlessly munch while sitting around at work or home.
Trail mix is one of Elite trainer, Becca DeVries, favorites and she knows how to make the most of this healthy snack. Watch the video below to learn her go-to trail mix recipe that she always keeps on-hand.
Becca’s Healthy Homemade Trail Mix Recipe
- 1-cup of Unroasted/ Unsalted Mixed Nuts
- 1-cup of Roasted/ Salted Mix Nuts
- 1-cup of Dried/Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- 2-cups of Dried/Unsweetened Cherries
- 1-cup of Raw Almond Silvers
- 1/2-cup of Dark Chocolate Chips
In a large bowl, mix together all of the listed ingredients. Portion out 1/4-cup of the mixture into single-serving portion bags. Makes around 27 servings.
- Calories: 140
- Total Fat 8g
- Saturated Fat 1g
- Total Carbohydrate 15g
- Protein 4g