This is the best trail mix I have ever made, granted it is also the first trail mix I have made. Do you ever get so tired of buying trail mix and only liking half of what is in it, who doesn’t just want the pretzel and chocolate pieces? That is us, especially finding one that both of us like. I see all these recipes online for trail mix but I decided to wing it as usual. By wing it I mean I went to the local Trader Joe’s and stared at the options for hours that I could mix together. Trader Joe’s is someplace I have been just one other time in my life, which was before my Yosemite trip a couple years ago. From that trip, and of course reading online (where lets face it we could learn to rebuild a car) I know they have a great selection of “hiking” food. By “hiking food” we are talking dried fruits, and a vast collection of nuts and seeds, in other words good old bird food. Since I pretty much hate traffic and had to travel almost an hour toward Boston this means I stocked up!
I am going to try and come up with a few different trail mixes as well as some tasty camp oatmeal from this haul. Let’s face it trail mix is not known for being healthy and low calorie but its sooo good. Then again that is not what the goal is when consuming it. The goal for trail mix is to give you that boost of energy without having to stop and eat a full meal. Your body burns a lot of calories and energy while hiking so it needs full more frequently in the form of small snacks on the go rather than sitting down for a meal. Tomorrow we plan on paring this with some fresh fruit for the perfect snack on the go.