Tuesday, October 24, 2017

back to basics ~ trail mix


The Fall is an incredibly beautiful yet busy time for me- between work and fitting in all the amazing Fall fun it can be hard to keep fueled throughout the day. To save the day and to keep from getting HANGRY I tend to keep a container of trail mix with me at all times. It really is the best for everyone involved - a Hangry Heather is not a Happy Heather. 

The easy way out is to purchase a big bag of pre made trail mix, however I like to throw together my own in a mason jar, seriously it is just as easy as buying a bag but better. The mix varies week to week depending on what I have on hand. I like to toss in the lat bits of nuts or seeds, the bottom of the bag so to speak.


Sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds are always included - I also love adding Hemp Hearts when I have them on hand. Any mix of nuts work - my favorites are raw cashews and pecans. Dried fruit and mini chocolate chips add texture and sweetness and a bit of shredded coconut clings to the dried fruit which I just love.

Now Foods carries everything and anything you could dream of to make an epic trail mix and today we would love to give one lucky reader a head start in creating their very own mix.

Enter below by telling up what your EPIC trail mix combination would include!

Trail Mix Bundle

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Trail Mix
makes 1 large mason jar

you will need:
1/2 cup raw pecans
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup raw walnuts
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup raw or roasted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup dried apricots cut into bite sized pieces
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Place all items in a bowl, mix together and transfer to a Mason Jar or airtight container for storing. If you feel you will not consume in a weeks time I would recommend storing in the fridge to avoid the raw nuts from becoming rancid.


*I was provided this product for review as a participant in the NOW Influencer Program #NOWWellness however all thoughts and opinions are my own


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