When I was younger, I was not a fan of nuts. Other than a few exceptions (I liked peanuts by themselves, and sometimes I would eat the pecans that fell from my MeMe and PawPaw’s tree) I would turn my nose up at them. Ever since I started the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, I have used nuts and other foods I did not used to like in my weekly meal plan. I started making a healthy snack mix that I could bring with me to work, on long trips, or throw in my gym bag to keep me from feeling hungry.
This “recipe” is super easy to make and can be customized with whatever nuts and fruits you prefer. I usually just throw a little bit of every nut I have in stock at my house in the bowl. Typically, we have the same ones in the cabinet for different recipes, but every now and then I get something new and add it. I prefer a variety of textures and tastes in mine, so I use at least 6 different nuts.
Nuts (all unsalted) & dried fruit
For this batch I used:
- Chopped walnuts
- Raw hazelnuts
- Whole cashews
- Macadamia nuts
- Raw almonds
- Goji berries
- Coconut flakes
- Freeze dried mango
- Freeze dried strawberries
- Optional: Cacao nibs
- In a large bowl combine 1/4 c of each one of the different nuts
- Add a tablespoon of each of the dried fruits (I break apart the mango and strawberries to make smaller pieces)
- Mix everything together
- Optional: Sprinkle cacao nibs in the mix
- Scoop 1/3 portions into baggies (mine made 4 baggies with a teenie leftover that I split between all 4.
That’s it! Now you have a delicious and healthy snack mix to take with you when you are on the go. Play around with different types of nuts and dried fruits.
Disclaimer: I know nuts are bad for dogs, and I did not feed them any. They just photobombed me as I was taking the photo and they are pretty cute, so I left them in it. Rest assured, no dogs were harmed in the making of this post. haha.
Comment and let me know what you’re favorite healthy mix ins are.
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