Ah, trail mix. As a girl (and girl scout) I loved grabbing handfuls of that peanut-y, M&M filled goodness after running around outside. Then, sadly, I grew to realize that many “healthy” trail mixes are worse than candy. Sure, we all know M&M’s aren’t good for us, but the oil-roasted peanuts and “yogurt” covered raisins are just as bad. Luckily, this quick mix below is a much healthier and even more delicious version. Omit the chocolate if you will be outside in the heat for too long.
Grownup Trail Mix
1/2 c. raw walnuts
1/2 c. raw pecan halves
1/2 c. raw almonds
1/4 c. dry roasted peanuts
1/3 c. dried cherries
1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate bits
Put in glasslock or other lidded container and shake to mix. Add twisting and shaking dance moves for optimal mixing. Portion out in 1/4 c. servings.