To Salt or Not to Salt?
The big question I get a lot from clients is about how much salt they should have in their diet. There are different answers for women at different stages of your life.
If you are older and dealing with any type of cardiac issues, I encourage you to opt for the unsalted variety. (or in this recipe, choose one form of nut to be salted and let the others be unsalted.)
In this recipe, I choose salted nuts because they taste great. And we are often eating them after a hot day of sweating so a little extra salt is fine.
So it’s a personal choice, and you can mix it up as you like the taste.
Healthy Trail Mix Recipe
This is a guideline type of recipe. Customize this based on the nuts you like. Or make it a seed option if you have nut allergies in the home. (peanuts are fine too in moderation.)
- 10 oz Dry Roasted Almonds salted or unsalted
- 10 oz Dry Roasted Cashew salted or unsalted
- 2 cup walnut halves coarse chop or leave whole
- 1 cup macadamia nuts
- 1 cup dried fruit cranberries, cherries, pineapple, or apple
- 1 cup chocolate chunks
- 1 cup candy-coated chocolate Unreal or Trader Joe's with no food dye
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Portion out snack mix in bags or store in an airtight container.
Package the healthy trail mix back in the bags you used up. Or try the portion-size snack bags. Generally, I’m not a fan of plastic bags, but during the crazy summer months of camp, swim lessons, and travel, I’m a fan of being prepared. The bags with the measurements on them came from Wegman’s.
Try the recipe and make your own adjustments. Tag me if you make a batch and share over on Instagram, @emilyroachwellness.