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...)
TRAIL MIX with MIXED NUTS
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
Dried Goji Berries
Dried Coconut Shavings
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
MY FAVORITE MIXES:
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.
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Ariel Warren, RD, CD