Whether you're tromping down a woodsy path or driving along a blue-line highway, what do you grab when the munchies hit? Trail mix is perfect for hikers and day-trippers — it needs no refrigeration, carries easily, and is a good source of carbohydrates and healthful fats for energy. Plus, portions can be controlled in individual zip-top bags.
Opt for a premade trail mix or customize your own. Go sweet or savory. For a more healthful snack, pick ingredients wisely. The possibilities are endless!
Mix or match some of these items:
--Nuts: almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts, Brazil nuts (dry-roasted, honey-roasted, salted, unsalted)
--Chocolate: dark, white, or milk chocolate; M&M candies
--Peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips or chunks
--Shredded coconut, yogurt-covered raisins, yogurt chips, carob chips
--Dried raisins, dates, banana chips, apples, cherries, cranberries, blueberries, etc.
--Peas, chickpeas, soybeans (dried or roasted)
--Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
--Mini pretzels, rye chips
--Granola or other breakfast cereal
--Animal crackers, mini marshmallows