Halloween is yet another Holiday that seems to revolve around food. Many of you will be hosting parties, attending parties, or just be needing something to munch on while watching scary movies. Trail mix is a healthy alternative to candy, and you can receive many nutritional benefits based on the ingredients. Here are four of my own trail mix recipes. These are small batches, but you can easily double or triple a recipe.
Hallows Eve Trail Mix
This is a savory trail mix that includes pumpkin and sunflower seeds, which are both great sources of zinc.
½ cup Quaker Ranch Quake Rice Snacks, broken into pieces
½ cup Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Goldfish Crackers
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
Wickedly Delicious Trail Mix
This trail mix is so good it will feel like you are being bad. It is made with my favorite fall flavors, and contains walnuts and pecans for heart healthy fats.
½ cup Maple Brown Sugar Life Cereal
½ cup Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
¼ cup pecan pieces
¼ cup walnut pieces
¼ cup Craisins
Ghoulishly Good Trail Mix
This trail mix appeals to me because I love anything peanut butter. Trail mix is a good way to get your candy fix since the candy is mixed with other healthy ingredients. This way you will be less likely to eat too much of the candy itself.
½ cup Planters NUT-rition Heart Healthy Mix
¼ cup raisins
¼ cup Reese’s Pieces
½ cup pretzel sticks, broken into pieces.
Haunted Harvest Trail Mix
This trail mix has a great cranberry almond flavor, with a little apple cinnamon thrown in. Almonds are a good source of vitamin E and magnesium. Combined with the antioxidant power of cranberries, this mix will help keep your immune system strong all winter long.
½ cup True North Apple Cinnamon Nut Clusters
½ cup True North Almond Cranberry Crisps, broken into pieces
¼ cup Craisins
Making trail mix is a creative and fun way to combine your favorite healthy foods. Try these or try making your own. Most of all, enjoy a safe and healthy Halloween with your friends and family.