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Healthy Trail Mix
This healthy trail mix is so delicious and easy to put together at home for snacks throughout the week! You’ll love this quick and simple recipe to meal prep in order to always have a nourishing, satisfying snack at any time.
This healthy trail mix recipe is not only delicious, it’s also vegan, paleo, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, soy free and refined sugar free.
Want More Healthy Snack Recipes?
If you’re interested in more healthy snack recipes, feel free to check out my Cranberry Chocolate Trail Mix (Vegan + Paleo). As well as my Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan + Gluten Free) and my Healthy Date Candy Bars (Vegan + Paleo). And finally, my Easy Candied Nuts Recipe (Vegan + Paleo).
Easy & Healthy Snack Recipes for Kids
We all know how hard it can be to make healthy food choices when you’re hungry. I’ve found that I eat better options when I have snacks prepared for when I need them! I also love having something ready to go that I can just grab and take with me whenever and wherever.
The same goes for kids too! A lot of kids will make healthier food choices when they have options around like healthy muffins, cookies, cut up fruit and veggies or a healthy trail mix. This easy recipe is perfect for taking on the go so they don’t eat a ton of candy after getting too hungry. If I’m being honest though, I also need some healthy snacks so I don’t want a ton of candy after getting too hungry!
To make it even easier to grab and go, store this trail mix in individual serving sizes so it’s quick to take with you.
Healthy Trail Mix Ingredients:
Raw almonds: I like to use raw almonds and then roast them myself. When you buy nuts that have already been roasted, they usually have oils that I don’t want. Of course you can use whatever nuts you prefer!
Raw walnuts: Like I said before, I prefer to purchase raw nuts to avoid certain oils that are commonly added to roasted nuts at the store. If you like, you can buy pre-roasted nuts and skip the roasting step or make the trail mix with raw nuts too. It’s all up to you!
Pumpkin seeds: I love adding some pumpkin seeds for the health benefits and they taste great in trail mix. You can also substitute another nut or seed you prefer.
Sunflower seeds: Instead of sunflower seeds, you can definitely substitute any other nut or seed you prefer. Some good options include: cashews, pecans, pistachios, hemp seeds, etc.
Dried coconut flakes: I get my unsweetened coconut flakes in the bulk section of my local health food store. You can also use shredded coconut if you prefer.
Banana chips: I get my banana chips at my local health food store. Here are some banana chips that are unsweetened if that’s important to you.
Dark chocolate chips: You can use any chocolate chips that you prefer. I used the Hu dark chocolate gems for a refined sugar free option.
Sea salt: I like to add a little touch of sea salt as I enjoy a sweet and salty flavor combo. You can leave the salt out if you prefer.
Healthy Trail Mix Recipe Instructions:
I love to lightly roast my almonds and walnuts before putting together the trial mix, but this roasting step is optional. If you prefer to use raw nuts and skip roasting, start at number 4 in the instructions.
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
- To roast your nuts, add them on a baking sheet in a thin layer and place in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until fragrant.
- Allow nuts to cool completely before putting together trail mix in order to avoid melting the chocolate chips.
- Place almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sea salt in a large bowl and stir using a spoon.
- Now, add in banana chips, coconut flakes and chocolate chips, then stir to combine.
- Transfer to an airtight container for a quick snack throughout the week!
Healthy Trail Mix – Easy Recipes For Kids (Vegan + Paleo)
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup raw walnuts
- 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/3 cup dried coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup banana chips
- Dark chocolate chips to your desire (I use 1/4-1/3 cup of Hu chocolate gems)
As an optional step, you can roast your nuts to add an extra crunch and flavor. If you would like to skip the roasting step, start at number 2 in the instructions below.
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Add walnuts and almonds to a baking sheet in a single layer. Place nuts in the oven and roast for 10-12 minutes or until fragrant. Allow nuts to cool before adding the other ingredients.
- To a large bowl, add walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sea salt and use a spoon to stir together.
- Now add banana chips, chocolate chips and dried coconut flakes. Mix together and transfer to an airtight container to store for a quick snack throughout the week.
Want More Healthy Snack Recipes?
If you are interested in more healthy snack recipes for kids and adults, check out the snacks/sides category in the menu at the top for plenty of options!
You can also check out my Chocolate Cranberry Trail Mix (Vegan + Gluten-Free) and my Easy Candied Nuts Recipe (Vegan + Paleo). As well as my recipe for The Best Granola Clusters (Vegan + Gluten-Free), and finally my Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan + Gluten-Free). These are all great snack options to prepare ahead time and have ready to go when you need them.
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