Whether you're traveling during the holidays, at home but on-the-go with the holiday hustle, or enjoying a night in, you might be looking for a packable, portable, or quick-to-prepare snacking option.
But before you settle for something you don't love to eat (seriously, why choose anything from peanut brittle to kale juice if you don't even like it?) or choose something that doesn't fit your wants for better health, consider this delicious option: Healthy Holiday Trail Mix.
This Healthy Holiday Trail Mix is full of fiber-rich carbohydrates, plant-based protein, and fulfilling fats, which means that when you enjoy it, you'll feel fuller for longer. Yep, that means that whether you're on a cross-country plane ride or you're at the mall shopping, you can stash this mix in a reusable container to provide satisfaction until you get the next opportunity to nosh.
And, in true holiday spirit, this recipe delivers red and green (and some white coconut "snow") -- all from whole food ingredients, of course! You get plenty of sweetness thanks to freeze dried strawberries and cranberries, plus a hint of rich chocolate and the savory flavor of pistachios.
Making this Healthy Holiday Trail Mix might just be the easiest thing you do all season - no chopping, baking, wrapping, singing, crafting, or decorating required. Yep, I like that stuff, too, but for this, all you must do is MIX. And anyone can do that. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
Healthy Holiday Trail Mix
- 2 cups of multigrain cereal flakes (or your favorite gluten-free cereal of choice)
- 1 cup of pistachios
- 1/2 cup of freeze dried strawberries
- 1/4 cup of dried cranberries
- 3 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut flakes
- 3 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- Gently combine all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
- Store in a glass jar or other reusable container for up to 1 week.
Do you enjoy trail mix? Do you feel ready for Christmas, the New Year, and the holiday season in general? Will you add this Healthy Holiday Trail Mix to your recipe list? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below!