Eating something every three hours helps keep your blood sugar levels stable during a hectic day, giving you a bit more energy to keep going. Making your own Trail Mix is one of the simplest things you can do. I make a large bowl every two weeks and keep it in sealed container in the fridge, when I am out and about I will decant a handful into a small zip-lock bag for a healthy snack, you can also add this to the kids lunchboxes.
The base for a Trail Mix is normally nuts and dried fruit. Whole Almonds are my favourite as they are one of the best sources of vegetable protein and high in mono-saturated fats and skin boosting Vitamin E, plus minerals Potassium and Magnesium.
For my Trail Mix I like to add….
- Equal weights of Whole Almonds (with brown skins on), Pumkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds and dried Cranberries.
- Add any other of your favourite nuts, I like a handful of Brazil nuts and Walnuts.
- Add in some other tasty stuff, like dried Blueberries, Raisins and dried Apricots.
- I like a sprinkling of age defying dried Goji Berries and Pomegranate seeds.
Mix it all together and store in a sealed container until you’re ready to eat.
- You can add a few fresh berries if you’re eating straight away – Strawberries, Blackberries and Blueberries are great.
The list is endless, so hunt around your health food shop for ideas. There are so many health benefits from eating dried fruits, nuts and seeds, not to mention the boost in energy you will feel. You can be a bit naughty if making for your kids and sprinkle some choc chips or M&M’s in as well for a treat.