The arrival of Spring just beckons us to come outside. Once the clouds clear and the sun pops out, it’s time to hit the trail. And what better snack to take on a long hike or walk than trail mix?
Bursting with nuts, fruits, seeds, and chocolate, trail mix packs a punch. Full of carbs and fiber — and a little sweetness to boot — it’s easily portable and perfect for snacking.
Spring Clean Your Pantry
And since it combines a little bit of everything, it’s great for using those odd bags of fruits, seeds, nuts, and chocolate that you might have stashed in your pantry.
In our family, we omit nuts due to a food allergy, but we’ve found pepitas and sunflower seeds to add a nice crunch instead. Cranberries and two tones of raisins add the chewiness factor. And mini chocolate kisses do the job of, well, chocolate.
Trail Mix with Fruit, Seeds, and Chocolate
1 cup raisins
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup pepitas
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup chocolate chips or mini Hershey’s kisses
In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients, stirring to distribute them evenly. Pack in snack bags or small plastic cups with lids for added portability.
Put Your House in Order
I’m participating in a series, called “Put Your House in Order,” with a bunch of great bloggers. Each of us is tackling a different area of home management and sharing suggestions for organizing in the new year.
Check out how the others are welcoming Spring:
- Spring Inspired Blocks Tutorial – The Casabella Project
- Spring Cleaning Your Facebook Account – Women Living Well
- Organizing with a Label Maker – Smockity Frocks
- Spring Cleaning Your Finances – Kingdom First Mom