Recipe: Easy trail mix

Having healthy snacks available can be crucial for families on the go with a child with diabetes. You can make this easy trail mix ahead of time and portion for single 1-ounce servings for a quick, easy snack when you need it.


Servings: 10 to 12 portions, 1 ounce each

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 5 to 10 raw brazil nuts, rough chopped (handful)
  • 2/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 2/3 cup air-popped popcorn (no oil or salt added)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened dried cranberries, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips

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Chop any large ingredient, if necessary, to make everything about the same size. You can give the dried fruit a little sprinkle of sea salt before mixing it in, for taste. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy! Stays stored in container for about two weeks.

Nutrition information per 1-ounce serving: 7.5 g fat; about 9 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein

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