Friday, October 19, 2012

Banana Nut Trail Mix

Trick or treat!  Halloween is less than two weeks ago.  By now, you've probably carved the jack-o-lanterns.  You might have decided on a scary, funny, or ironically epic costume.  Maybe, you're drafting a menu for a dinner party or community event.  No matter what your Halloween plans are, there's likely to be food involved.  This year, I challenge you to avoid the common pitfalls in our diet by replacing the candy and sugary sweets (which are nothing more than empty calories) with a healthier and more nutritious snack such as this trail mix.

Note: This trail mix should only be enjoyed as an occasional snack since it's high in fat.  However, trail mix does provide nourishment to the body in the form of fiber and protein making it a much better choice than candy and sugary sweets.

Banana Nut Trail Mix


  • 1/2 cup honey roasted cashews
  • 1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup honey roasted sesame sticks
  • 1/2 cup dried sour/tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup banana chips

Add ingredients to a one gallon Ziploc bag.  Toss to mix well.  Transfer to a serving container or individual bags (for trick-or-treaters).   Makes about 6 to 8 servings of 1/3 cup.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea! Replacing candy with a healthy trail mix is the way to go.