Ya, ya, it's been a hot minute since my last post.
I've been busy, and to be honest, summer really has got the best of me. Not only have I been crazy busy at work, but I've been going out way, way too much. Which sort of sparked this post. Going out constantly, having fun with friends, and indulging, my diet and workout routines sort of took a nose dive (okay, a full blown nose dive) and I went a litttttle off the deep end.
So, I decided I needed to get my act together, starting with healthy snacks to keep with me at work. I'm a big snacker throughout the day, and have always had a soft spot for trail mixes, in particular the one's from Costco.
However, I don't usually buy them because they're so damn salty and if they're around I will demolish the bag. If you aren't (or are) familiar with what I'm talking about there are two types, one with the m&m's that are insanely addicting, or the one with yogurt chips.
So, when I decided to make my own version of the kind with yogurt chips so I could control the salt content, I had a bunch of people asking me, "hey, what the heck did ya put in there?"
Let me tell ya, it is SO simple. I went to bulk barn and stocked up on the following items: (obviously how much you buy depends on how much trail mix you want)
- a small amount of salted cashews
- unsalted natural cashews
- unsalted natural peanuts
- unsalted natural almonds
- greek yogurt chips
- crains (dried cranberries)
Essentially I put them all into a bowl, mixed them up, and put them into a glass jar to keep on my counter. These are something I'll grab as a quick snack on my way to the gym or bring them to work to snack on at my desk. It's very filling, and this way you can control the amount of salt you have in your mix!
I'm planning to test out some other trail mix recipes and will continue to share them here!