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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Trail Mix


Trail mix, an assortment of dried fruits, nuts, seeds, grain and (some times) chocolate developed as a snack food to be taken along on outdoor hiking trips. It is claimed that trail mix was first invented in 1968 by two California surfers who blended peanuts and raisins together for an energy snack. It is considered an ideal snack food for hikes since it is tasty and nutritious besides being lightweight and easy to store. This high energy “mix” gives the required stamina to hit the “trail” during hiking or any other similar activities demanding strength and endurance. August 31 is celebrated as National Trail Mix Day in USA.  (Info source: wiki).


This outdoor tradition tastes good on or off the trail and I usually keep a stock of it as my daughter loves to snack on it. We can mix and match with the ingredients we have on hand and can create our own mix. I have gone with salted cashews & almonds, dry roasted peanuts, dried cranberries, raisins, sunflower seeds, white chocolate chips, M&M' s. Mix everything together and store them in air tight container.


By keeping trail mix handy, one can have a nutritious snack ready for kids anytime. Also this could be a great substitute for many calorie laden treats, when serving kids during gatherings. Other additions could be granola, pretzels, marshmallows, toasted coconut, dried fruits or whatever one prefers.


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Comments

18 comments:

Preety said...

lovely assortments..great clicks too..this would be a perfect on the go snack for kids & adults too..:)

Akila said...

Simply n yummy Suma...

Srivalli said...

That's a good combination..recently when we got store bought ones, my boys just picked out the m&m and left everything for us..:)

Priya Suresh said...

even am a great fan of this healthy at the same interesting snack, love to munch anytime;

vaishali sabnani said...

Yeah this sure is very good, I got mini packs of these from US and miss them..but making them at home is a wonderful idea..loved it.

Vimitha Anand said...

Would make a perfect kiddy snack dear

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i was introduced to them while hopping around in southwest airlines in the US, it was definitely handy for a low cost airline, beautiful combo

Pavani N said...

One of my friends has this out at parties and the kids end up gobbling up the whole bowl before the party ends. I actually love or myself ;-)

Foodiliciousnan said...

Wonderful and handy. I'm sure it wil make sure gray addition to cake too

Rajani S said...

Wonderful assortment of nuts and dried fruits!

Pallavi Purani said...

Wow... I should keep that around handy. Looks delish.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

wonderful assortment of goodies in the bowl!! BTW, love those cute bowls too!!

Suchi Sm said...

Useful and handy info....ur clicks are awesome..

Nalini's Kitchen said...

looks delicious and healthy snack option...nice clicks...

Corporate to Kitchen said...

Thats a great munching snack!

Padmajha PJ said...

Great snack idea. My Daughter will love this for sure.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

this food can be healthy or junk based on what you add... very delicious either way!!! so yummy.. love the cute M&Ms in them..
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Manju said...

My kids favorite snack.