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I have great news for you! There is no longer a need to buy overpriced, bagged trail mix. Making your own trail mix is not only healthier but it is also cheaper and much yummier (since you can put in whatever ingredients you like the most).
How did I healthify it?
1. Instead of dried fruit sweetened with white sugar, I used unsweetened dried fruit.
2. Instead of milk chocolate chips, I used dark chocolate.
3. Instead of peanuts, I added almond and pecans. (Peanuts aren’t necessarily unhealthy, but almonds and pecans are a better option in my opinion.)
Trail Mix is a great snack and super easy to throw together. It’s also a great on-the-go snack.
1/2 cup dried mango
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup dark chocolate pieces
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup dried plantains
Throw all the ingredients into a jar with a lid and shake to mix up.
Tip: When you are buying dried fruit, be sure to check the ingredients. Lots of dried fruits are made with plain ole’ white sugar-icky! Look for the ones that are either unsweetened or sweetened with cane juice. (Better yet, dehydrate your own!)