Monday, November 13, 2006

Trail Mix - Go nuts!

I am always looking out for healthier versions and options for food especially snacks. As this is where we tend to eat more junk food. Apart from being a great snack substitute, nuts offer many advantages. They are good for your heart and they have monounsaturated fat that's good for you. Click here to read more about how a handful of nuts can make a difference to your diet.

For this trail mix I used cashews, slivered almonds, dried blackberries and raisins. You can add any variety of nuts or dry fruits like dried apricots, dried bananas, whole almonds, macadamia nuts, pistachios, walnuts - take a peek into the world of nuts and let your imagination run wild. I get my supply of nuts and dried fruits from Trader Joes, except for raisins (as I like the taste of Sunmaid Raisins). So, here goes the recipe.

Ingredients(I am not mentioning the quantities as you can add them as much or as little as you like).
Unsalted dry toasted slivered almonds
Roasted and unsalted whole cashews
Dried blueberries
Sunmaid raisins

Method1. Put all the nuts and dried fruits in a bowl and mix well.
2. Measure 1/2 cup of the nuts and transfer to snack bags.

Ensure that you only use unsalted nuts for the trail mix as it is always advisable to have less sodium in your diet.

Store the nuts in a cool place. Do not put in the refrigerator as they lose all their crunch.

Serving size - 1/2 cup


Lakshmi said...

nice post for snack mix, lakshmi

TNL said...

This is so healthy!! and good advice about not getting the salted nuts, I've also found that it makes all the other ingredients in the mix turn stale.