I’m addicted to trail mix. It’s been my main source of protein through the winter (after bacon and sausage), especially when I’m at work. But I don’t like the trail mix that comes in bags—there’s either too many teeny dry things, or there’s not enough of the stuff I like, or there’s nothing good for me in it. So I got myself an old fashioned cookie jar and a little wooden scoop, any I made my own.
There isn’t really a recipe; I just pick up a bag or three of things I like every time I go to the grocery store and throw it in, so it’s replenished as I eat it, and it’s constantly changing.
Round one was just a bag of mixed raisins, a bag of walnuts, a bag of pecans (both those smallish baking bags, about a cup and a half each), some honey-roasted sunflower seeds and peanuts I had laying around, and a bag of peanut m&ms.
Then, as that wore down, I added a bag of raisinettes, a Healthy trailmix bag (which was a bland, bad decision), some chocolate-covered rice-crispies leftover from a yocrunch packet, and some sesame sticks. Round three was a whole pack of the best apricots I ever had, banana chips, hazelnuts as well as the walnuts and pecans, candied walnuts, and a handful of shelled pistachios that I had planned to eat and then didn’t get to.
See? Perpetual and ever-changing, so I never get bored and always have something lovely to eat for breakfast. I think the new round I’ll be getting this week will have cashews and mixed nuts, more pistachios, and some more summery dried fruit—mangoes or pineapple.