Trail mix is a very simple snack food combination and one of Mrs. RW’s favorites. It can also be a useful food item in almost any situation. It is relatively easy to make and with a variety of ingredients can also be quite healthy for you. It doesn’t require cooking and is easy to carry with you wherever you go. The list of ingredients that can be included in trail mix also makes it an excellent choice for maintaining overall nutrition and controlling your hunger. Making trail mix is easily done and simply involves mixing a few basic ingredients together in whatever type of combination you may decide upon to suit your individual taste.
The different types of ingredients you might include when making trail mix are:
Most any type of nut can be included in trail mix. Walnuts, pecans, almonds, peanuts, and cashews are all great choices for trail mix food. You can also use nuts that are already pre-mixed.
2.) DRIED FRUITS:
Dried fruit makes another healthy addition to your trail mix. You can use most any type of dried fruit for your trail mix. Some of the most common ones that are used are raisins, dried cranberries, banana chips and dried pineapple. Coconut flakes are also a great item that can be added to your trail mix.
Seeds are also a great item to add to trail mix because they are healthy and add more variety to your trail mix. Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are both great choices.
4.) GRANOLA AND CEREALS:
Almost any kind of cereal can be added to your trail mix to give it a little extra crunch and texture. Things like granola, bran flakes, and cheerios are all good choices.
5.) CRACKERS AND PRETZELS:
Add some crunch to your trail mix with any kind of small cracker or pretzel. Small cheese crackers and pretzel sticks are a great addition to trail mix.
Chocolate or peanut butter chips can also be added to trail mix to give it a little additional sweetness. You may even want to include other small items such as M and M’s, caramel, peppermints or butterscotch candy. Don’t forget that chocolate can melt at warmer temperatures.
Don’t forget the little marshmallows! They also happen to be one of Little RW’s favorite items.
Being easy to make and carry makes trail mix an excellent item to have handy in any situation, including an emergency. It also works great when you go camping, hiking or hunting to curb your hunger. It’s also a great food item to keep in your vehicle during the winter months.
Staying above the water line!