So I tend to spend a lot of time in my car. Why? I commute almost 3 hours daily for my real job. Crazy, I know but hey, I’m fortunate enough to have a job that I actually do really love. Sure the commute can be wicked nasty at times (like when we get a foot of snow and it takes me 5 hours to get home or the fact that when it rains in Pittsburgh people seem to forget how to drive – why is that???) but I’ve been doing it for so long that it isn’t that much of a big deal anymore. Would I love a shorter commute.. OMG yes! Would I love a vehicle that had a bathroom in it for those days when EVERY SINGLE STINKING ROAD in Pittsburgh is under construction and I have to pee??? SURE! But I digress. One thing I can be sure I have with me at all times is my water bottle and my trail mix.
While there really isn’t a specific recipe to follow, to me there are staples that belong in trail mix:
This just happens to be my go-to mix. It has all those ingredients and it’s easily changeable – I can add coconut flakes, oats, pretzels, dried fruits, etc… Literally I go with what I have on hand and what I’m craving.
I don’t believe in adding sugars or syrups to this – when you do that you’re getting more into granola. Now I love granola just like the next person but it’s not always that healthy (unless you make it yourself – which reminds me, I REALLY need to post my granola recipe *make mental note*).
So go have at this, just remember keep it in a dry, covered container.
And yes, that is a pig bowl I have it in. Doesn’t it just ROCK!!!
- 3 cups Chex cereal
- 1 cup cashews (can be salted or unsalted)
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup chocolate covered raisins
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix gently to combine.
- Store in a covered container.