I know that making trail mix isn't really cooking but it is from my pantry!!
It seems lately that trail mix is losing in popularity to the energy bar. I love the taste and convenience of a Larabar and others but trail mix can be convenient too and I can put in it what I like. There are some fun trail mixes out there but some are very expensive and many have added sugar, nuts in them that have been roasted in oil or chocolate pieces that are not vegan.
Every weekend I make a batch of trail mix for the week. It goes in lunches, we take some on our weekly hike and the rest is snacked on at home or while out running errands. I always change it up but the main ingredient is almost always raw walnuts. This is what went into it this weekend:
- raw walnuts
- dried cranberries
- cystallized ginger
- dark chocolate
- raw pumpkin seeds
variations: add goji berries, raw sunflower kernels, other raw nuts, dried fruit