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31 August, 2013

National Trail Mix Day


 food holidays 2013August ends with National Trail Mix Day on the 31st. Trail Mix is amazing because it is a snack that can be perfectly suited to your individual tastes. Allergic to nuts? Leave ‘em out! Don’t like dried papaya? Don’t use it!

Instead of store bought trail mix, make up a big batch of your own and separate it into snack baggies with 1/4 – 1/2 cup in each bag for a quick pick-me-up snack at work, on the trails, in the car, or wherever!

For a healthy trail mix try the following:

You can choose up to 8 of the following using ¼ cup / 60 ml of each ingredient you choose.
  • Mini pretzels
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Dried cranberries
  • Dried apricots
  • Raisins
  • Dried pineapple
  • Kashi Go-Lean cereal or other high-protein, non-fat, no-sugar-added cereal
  • Dried cherries
  • Clean granola of your choice
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Cashews
  • Mini, dark chocolate chips (only if it’s your treat day!)

Tip: Give your trail mix a flavor kick by choosing to coat it with olive butter spread, garlic powder, etc.…More at Healthy Recipe: Trail Mix! | Lucille Roberts Health & Fitness Blog

Cheat & Buy:

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Diamond Foods developed a patented process for glazing nuts and introduced three new trans-fat free trail mixes Breakfast Blend, Berry Blend and Tropical Blend. The trail mixes contain kettle-cooked glazed nuts, fruit and granola clusters. Breakfast Blend contains walnuts and almonds, dried apples and cranberries, yogurt raisins and granola. The mixes are packaged in re-closeable foil pouches. Breakfast Blend and Berry Blend come in 5.5-ounce packages.

  • Pack of 6, 5.5 ounce pouches.
  • Reclosable package
  • Uses a patented process for glazing nuts
  • Has a mix of walnuts and peanuts, yogurt raisins, granola and dried blueberries, strawberries and cranberries
  • Pure pleasure for your taste buds
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List Price: $ 15.54

Current Price: $ 13.50

More Trail Mix Recipes from Around the Web:

Irresistible Chewy Trail Mix Cookies (Vegan + Gluten free). Welcome to my dream cookie. Ram packed with healthy ingredients, chewy, crispy around the edges, thick and hearty, …More at Irresistible Chewy Trail Mix Cookies (Vegan + Gluten-free) — Oh

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