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  • Writer's pictureCandi Severson

Homemade Healthy Trail Mix: A Nutritious Snack Option

This homemade trail mix is a perfect snack for those looking for a nutritious boost during their day. It combines nuts, dried fruits, and a touch of dark chocolate to satisfy your cravings while providing essential nutrients.


  • 1 cup raw almonds

  • 1 cup walnuts

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks

  • Optional: sprinkle of sea salt or cinnamon for added flavor


  1. Mix Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the almonds, walnuts, dried cranberries, and dark chocolate chunks. If you like, add a sprinkle of sea salt or a dash of cinnamon to enhance the flavors.

  2. Store: Transfer the mixture to an airtight container. It can be stored at room temperature for up to two weeks.

  3. Enjoy: Pack a small amount as a snack for work, school, or outdoor activities. It's energy-packed and helps keep you full and satisfied.

Health Benefits

  • Almonds and Walnuts: Rich in healthy fats, proteins, and fiber, these nuts help maintain healthy cholesterol levels and promote heart health.

  • Dried Cranberries: Provide a good source of antioxidants and vitamins.

  • Dark Chocolate: Contains antioxidants known as flavonoids, which help reduce inflammation and increase heart health.

This trail mix is not only delicious but also helps in maintaining energy levels, supporting heart health, and providing essential nutrients.

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