Berry Healthy Trail Mix – A delicious mix of nuts and berries full of tremendous health benefits. A great on-the-go snack!
School’s out for summer! School’s out forever! Okay, well, maybe not. Sorry, Alice Cooper. But for most kids in this neck of the woods, the school year is over! So, what does that have to do with this Berry Healthy Trail Mix?
Well, now the kiddos have all kinds of time on their hands. Time where it’s easy to grab all kinds of junk food throughout the day. Or maybe you’re headed out on a road trip soon and want some grab-and-go healthy snacks. That’s where this Berry Healthy Trail Mix comes in!
I mentioned in the post for Island Time Trail Mix that I’ve become a huge fan of trail mix. My husband and I eat trail mix several times per week. It’s such a great snack alternative and loaded with all kinds of healthy. So, what makes this Berry Healthy Trail Mix so good for you?
Almonds – Tons of health benefits, but two big ones: studies have shown that almonds have cholesterol lowering effects and can also decrease a post-meal rise in blood sugar.
Cranberries – The phytonutrients in cranberries provide anti-inflammatory benefits and may protect against urinary tract infections.
Raisins – Raisins are a great source of dietary fiber and are rich in iron and potassium.
Blueberries – These powerful little fruits have one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits and vegetables. They benefit almost every system in the body!
Cashews – Cashews have a lower fat content than many other nuts and much of the fat is monounsaturated, which can help reduce triglyceride levels and reduce the risk for heart disease.
Walnuts – Walnuts are a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids and may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by reducing cholesterol.
It’s hard to argue with all the excellent benefits in this super easy and delicious Berry Healthy Trail Mix!
But why make your own trail mix when there are so many options to grab at the grocery store? If you can get some good bulk prices, it may end up being less expensive to make your own. Ultimately, though, I like making my own because it allows me to experiment with different fruit and nut combos.
And this Berry Healthy Trail Mix is definitely a winner! A snack you can feel good about feeding your kids (or yourself)!
- 156 grams (about 1 cup) raw almonds
- 84 grams (about ¾ cup) dried cranberries
- 72 grams (about ½ cup) raisins
- 58 grams (about 1/3 cup) dried blueberries
- 51 grams (about 1/3 cup) raw cashews
- 28 grams (about 1/3 cup) raw walnut halves and pieces
Pour all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix until combined.
Store in an airtight container.