We love almonds and almond-based meals, of which there are many. If almonds are in our milk, butter, creamer, and more, they're in our trail mix, too. Almonds reduce bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol and provide fibre, protein, and vitamin E.
We prefer banana chips by themselves and plain bananas (or in a smoothie), so we include them to our trail mix. Store-bought banana chips may be cooked in oil or laden with sugar. Bake them at home to reduce ingredients and oil.
Cashews are our favourite nut, thus they're in our trail mix. Cashews are sweet (particularly with a little of salt) and healthful, including healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, 5 grammes of protein, and 1 gramme of fibre per ounce.
Even dried, cherries explode with delicious tartness. They're like fruit snacks, but with less sugar and no chemical colours.
Chex pieces that don't get crushed are enjoyable to crunch and appetising. Chex established themselves a capable member of an ensemble cast when Chex Mix was invented in the 1950s.
Not everyone likes coconut. If you agree, add coconut to your next trail mix. Thin, unsweetened flakes combine readily with other ingredients.
Those who don't like raisins may like dried cranberries. They're like raisins but tarter and sweeter. Cranberries have potassium, calcium, and antioxidants.
We always include this in our trail mixes. Since we link trail mixes with exercise, we include this calorie-dense and nutrient-packed item in our snack medley.
We love dried mango as much as fresh, so we're always looking for a reason to consume it. Trail mix is a great excuse. Mangoes' vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are a benefit.