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Go Nuts for National Trail Mix Day

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Today is National Trail Mix Day—the perfect excuse to make yourself a tasty D.I.Y. version of the healthy, energy-packed snack. Making your own means you can avoid the prepackaged ones that can be high in sugar, and also have the ability to customize it to your preferred combinations.

Suggested ingredients:

– Raw nuts like almonds, cashews, walnuts, or Brazil nuts

– Seeds such as sunflower, hemp, or chia (the last of these, by the way, are high in fiber, protein, and essential omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium and iron)

– Dried fruit (look for ones without added sugar) such as cranberries, cherries, blueberries, goji, or raisins

– Chocolates like cacao nibs or dark chocolate pieces

– Add any sweet-friendly spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, or nutmeg

Put all of your selected ingredients together in a bag. You might want to add a pinch of Himalayan sea salt for extra flavor. Eat up!