Nut-Free Paleo Trail Mix
**UPDATED** Paleo, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Minimal Ingredients, Allergy-Free, Easy
When you have a kid with tree nut allergies finding a nutrient-dense on-the-go snack like this nut-free Paleo trail mix is hard to find, but not anymore! 😉
With allergies at an all-time high, sending your little one to school with this nut-free trail mix will keep you (and other parents) at ease as they snack at school.
A great way to adhere to the classroom rules is to put together a mix of seeds, chocolate, and dried fruits and ditch the peanuts and tree nuts. Each bite is loaded with a combination of nutrient-dense sweet and salty ingredients that offer a wide array of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and fiber to keep you and your child fuller longer (and snacking less)!
If you have picky eaters at home, make this recipe into one they will love by swapping out some ingredients with alternative seeds, dried fruits, or vegetables.
You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety for more helpful tips and tricks you’d typically by-pass. Or, if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!
Either way, I’d love to hear how your nut-free trail mix turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.
How to Make Nut-Free Paleo Trail Mix
1. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, goji berries, chocolate chips, tigernuts, raisins, and cranberries.
Tip: Prepackage reusable snack bags for on-the-go or a school snack
How to Store Nut-Free Paleo Trail Mix
Store trail mix in an airtight container or a reusable bag (like my favorite; Qinline) for up to 2 weeks maximum on the counter or in the pantry for optimal freshness.
For a quick grab and go snack, place 1/2 cup to 1 cup trail mix into individual reusable bags!
Essential Equipment for Making Nut-Free Paleo Trail Mix
Mixing Bowl – Any medium-sized or larger bowl will work for combining the ingredients.
Reuseable Bags – To cut back on the waste, we love to use our reuseable storage bags! A BPA free container or plastic bag also will work!
More Allergy-Free Snacks
Bacon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – Roast your pumpkin seeds in leftover bacon drippings for a salty and savory flavor.
Paleo Banana Strawberry Ice Cream – Get cool with this delicious and easy to make dairy-free Paleo ice cream.
Chocolate ‘Easter’ Eggs – You can celebrate any day of the year with these allergy-free Paleo ‘Easter’ eggs!
Basic Staples for Making Nut-Free Paleo Trail Mix
Pumpkin Seeds – Pumpkin seeds are high in protein and are great for on the go snacks or in this trail mix.
Sunflower Seeds – Sunflower seeds contain high levels of monounsaturated and omega-6 fats that will keep you fuller longer.
Goji Berries – Goji berries contain a variety of healthy carbohydrates, fat, protein, and fiber.
Paleo Chocolate Chips – Add a little sweetness to your mix by adding in some homemade paleo chocolate chips!
Tigernuts – Tigernuts are not nuts despite their name; they are tubers. These tubers are very hard. To eliminate their hard surface, you can soak them in a water bath and dry before adding – or omit.
Unsweetened Dried Fruits/Vegetables – Personalize your trail mix by adding your favorite unsweetened dried fruits; cranberries, raisins, dates, etc.!
Nut-Free Paleo Trail Mix
- In a large bowl, combine pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, goji berries, chocolate chips, tigernuts, raisins, and cranberries.
Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.