Satisfy Your Snack Cravings with 4 Creative Combos
We’ve all been there. You’re snacking on some trail mix, and before you know it, you’re hungrily hunting down every last M&M in the bag. Rather than leaving the rest of your trail mix lonely, we wondered: Why not create a homemade snack stocked with all-things delicious?
We perused our Bulk Foods Department to craft four crunchy, salty-sweet combos, using this basic rule of thumb for measuring: 1 cup each dry ingredients (such as cereal, granola, pretzels or small crackers), ½ cup each nuts, ½ cup each dried fruit, ½ cup sweets (chocolate or peanut butter chips).
Try these treats for fueling your summer, from road trips to picnics, hiking to parties. Just try not to hog all of the chocolate…
Top your yogurt, add crunch to oatmeal, or enjoy it plain with a bit of vanilla almond milk. Did you know? Cinnamon is anti-inflammatory and helps to stabilize blood sugar.
Organic Maple Granola + Pecans + Whole Almonds + Organic Sweetened Banana Chips + Dried Cranberries + Dash of Cinnamon
Up your afternoon-snack game: Cut an apple into rings, spread each piece with your favorite nut butter and sprinkle the slices with this sweet mix, packed with antioxidant-rich ingredients.
Raw Organic Pumpkin Seeds + Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips + Raw Walnut Halves & Pieces + Dried Goji Berries + Roasted & Salted Sunflower Seeds + Organic Cocoa Chia Granola
Peanut Butter & Jelly (pictured)
Hmm…is it a snack? Dessert? The only thing you’ll want to eat all day? Basically, it’s your favorite nostalgic sandwich transformed into a totally non-traditional trail mix.
Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels + Dried Strawberries + Roasted Salted Peanuts + Peanut Butter Chips + Low-Fat Strawberry Raspberry Granola
Sweet & Savory
Ok. Call us crazy, but we’d enjoy a handful (or three) with a cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Serve it up for pre-meal noshing at your next cookout.
Thai Curry Cashews + Garlic Sesame Sticks + Dried Pineapple Rings + Unsweetened Chipped Coconut
Tip: Trail mix is filled with nutrient-dense ingredients — you’ll get healthy unsaturated fats from nuts and fiber from dried fruit — but they’re also high in calories. Consider ⅓ – ½ cup a suitable serving size.