I don't know about you, but when I am out and about running errands and the like, I get friggin' hungry. If I leave it for too long, I get hangry, the angry hunger. Nobody wants to see that! To combat this, and because I also have kids that become hungry on a whim, I always pack some kind of emergency rations. The kids usually get granola bars. My go-to snack is trail mix.
During the last month of my most recent pregnancy and for the first fortnight after, I was practically inhaling trail mix. I had a bag by my bed at all times, I brought it with me to midwife appointments, and I even packed a bag of trail mix while I was in labour. We are not talking easy labour, either. I had to keep stopping to squat through contractions, but I was not going to the birthing centre without a big, fat bag of trail mix!
At the very least, I feel that trail mix needs nuts and dried fruit. The most basic of this is peanuts and raisins. Now this is great, but I like a few different kinds of nuts (namely cashews, Brazils, and soy nuts), and while we're at it, why don't we add some dried apricots? Skip this if you're gluten-free, but I also like to throw in some pretzels. They get a little soft within about a day, but I kind of like them that way. Gives a bit of a chew to them. I will also sometimes break up a bar of dark chocolate and throw that in there, too.
My friend gave me some cute, reusable bags a year or so ago and they are perfect for trail mix. I always try to keep a bag ready so I can pop it into my pocket or handbag before I hit the road.
What do you like in your trail mix? Leave your answer in the comments. :D
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