• Ariel Warren, RD, CDE

How to Make Diabetic Friendly Trail Mix

trail mix. the perfect diabetic snack.

I want to share with you my FAVORITE snack because...

1) It's Crazy Simple

2) It's low carb

3) It doesn't need refrigeration

4) It stores for a long long time

Introducing (drum roll please...)


Okay, so I have a system that makes it easy for you to make your own little trail mix variety packs.

What You'll Need...

1) 6-8 jars

2) 6-8 of your favorite nuts & seeds

3) 1/3 cup measuring cup

4) snack size baggies

my favorite trail mix add-ins

  • Smoked Almonds

  • Dried Goji Berries

  • Roasted Peanuts

  • Dried Edamame

  • Pistachios

  • Pumpkin Seeds

  • Raw Almonds

  • Slivered Almonds

  • Toasted Walnuts

  • Raw Pecans

  • Dried Coconut Shavings

  • Cacao Nibs

  • Dark Chocolate (70%+ Dark)

STEP 1: Purchase your favorite nuts, seeds, and/or dried berries

STEP 2: Use a ⅓ cup and scoop out your favorite mixes

STEP 3: Mix it up to make different flavors and varieties

STEP 4: Put each ⅓ serving in separate bags for quick & easy snacking



  • Cacao nibs + goji berries + almonds

  • Almonds + dried coconut shavings + cacao nibs

  • Lightly salted peanuts + cacao nibs

  • 1/2 oz dark chocolate (70%+) + ¼ cup mix of almonds


  • Roasted peanuts + salted almonds

  • Pumpkin seeds + toasted walnuts

  • Pistachios + raw almonds

  • Edamame + pumpkin seeds

  • Toasted walnuts + smoked almonds + pumpkin seeds

  • Toasted walnuts + pumpkin seeds

  • Salted peanuts + pumpkin seeds

  • Edamame + pumpkin seeds

What to do with these snacks?

I put a couple bags with me in my car, in my work bag, and in the pantry for super quick, easy, and super yummy snacks to keep me satisfied and my blood sugar in check. Nuts and seeds are a great source of fiber and protein, and low in carbs. Goji berries have a little natural sugar, but they are high in protein and fiber. As far as dried fruit goes, goji berries have a much less glycemic compared to other dried fruits such as dried cranberries or raisins.


A little about me...

I work as a Certified Diabetes Educator 2 days a week at a Diabetes clinic, but on my days off, I work through my Online Private Practice with people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes across the U.S.

If you are in need of someone to help you make adjustments with your insulin/diabetes medication or pump settings, or maybe you feel all over the place and need help making sense of your diabetes, perhaps you need help with your nutrition and/or weight loss, send me an email or sign up for a package through my website so we can schedule a face-to-face video call.

For a limited time, I am offering 5% off any of my diabetes management coaching programs.


I truly care about my patients, and I want to help you learn how you can manage your diabetes and be in better control. Together, we will comb through your blood sugars, your nutrition and your exercise routine, to help you achieve a much improved HbA1c and well-being.

Email is the best way to reach me if you have any questions: ariel@hapibody.com


Your friend, dietitian, T1D, and Diabetes Educator

Ariel Warren, RD, CD

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