The trail mixes you find at the store are often full of sugar, candy, and dried fruit that is chemically processed or coated in hydrogenated oil. To avoid the sugar and chemicals and still take advantage of the many health benefits of nuts, try making your own trail mix.
Ingredients – 1 lb of raw, unsalted sunflower seeds – 1 lb of raw, unsalted almonds – 1 lb of white raisins (check to be sure they are not coated in hydrogenated oil) – 1 lb of unsweetened, unsulfured dried pineapple rings
Directions Mix all ingredients in a large storage container. Make sure to tear the pineapple rings into bite sized pieces. You can add other fruit or nuts to taste (such as dried cranberries, walnuts, cashews, etc.). Just make sure to check the ingredients for added salt, sugar, and hydrogenated oil.