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January 4, 2021

Create Your Own Trail Mix

Written by: Mindy McCullough, MS, RDN, LDN


Total Time: 5 minutes

Makes: 4.5-5.5 cups

Serves: ~15 people


1 ½ cups raw or dry-roasted unsalted almonds, pecans, walnuts, and/or cashews
1 cup raw or dry-roasted unsalted sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
1 cup unsweetened dried fruit
Spices (½ tsp cinnamon, pinch of nutmeg, ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice, ½ tsp chili powder, etc.), optional add-ins (choose 1-2):
       ½ cup chopped dark chocolate
       1 cup popped plain unsalted popcorn
       1 cup lightly salted pretzels
       ½ cup peanut butter chips or other flavored baking chips
       1 cup cereal (Cheerios, Kashi Go Lean, Chex)


  1. For your trail mix base choose nuts, seeds, unsweetened dried fruit, and an optional spice. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Choose 1-2 options from the add-ins list and add to trail mix base.
  3. Combine all ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Store the trail mix in portion sized baggies or reusable containers.
  5. Trail mix will keep for up to 1 month.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 1/3 cup

Calories: 168-228, Fat: 11-15g, Protein: 4-6g, Carbohydrates: 14-20g, Fiber: 3-4g, Sodium: 16-20mg

Nutrition Tip:

Trail mix is a great healthy snack option that can be enjoyed at home or on the go.  Nuts and seeds contain heart-healthy fats and protein which will help you stay fuller longer to get you through your busy day.  Make this recipe your own with customizable ingredient options.

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