Nut Free Trail Mix

Nut Free Trail Mix

Nut Free Trail Mix

Paleo, Vegan, Minimal Ingredients, Allergy Friendly – Nut Free Snack

 

Hi, Mama! The school year has just started, and that means adhering to new rules. Oh, I’m not talking about my kids, but the millions of rules we as parents must follow per school district order. There is one rule I follow and hope many of you do as well. As a parent with a child who has food allergies I totally take the NO PEANUT AND TREE NUTS rule… very seriously.

A great way to adhere to the rules is making peanut and tree nut free snacks like this Paleo Nut Free Trail Mix.

 

See more peanut and tree nut free snacks here

 

 

The Peanut

Despite the peanuts name its actually not a nut but in fact part of the legume family. Some of the most well-known legumes include peas, beans, chickpeas, soybeans, and peanuts. Read more about legumes.

Peanut allergies can vary in severity from a minimal reaction of a rash, itchy throat, swollen eyes to anaphylaxis. Unfortunately, until one is exposed to the allergen, the severity is unknown. In some cases, exposure can limit the reaction, or it can make it worse. Each individual is different, and that’s why it’s so important to take precautions.

 

I am not sorry my son is allergic to peanuts

It took me several years to get over the fact that my son is “that kid” with the peanut allergy.

I hate to admit this, but when I was pregnant with him, I literally ate tubs of peanut butter. I ate peanut butter on everything, and by the spoonful, it didn’t matter. When we started introducing real foods into his diet, I followed the strict guidelines “DO NOT FEED PEANUT BUTTER TO BABIES UNTIL AFTER ONE.”

(is this still a rule)?

 

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… I often wonder if the wait or the tons of tubs consumed of peanut butter during pregnancy increased his risk of developing this allergen …

A few days before he turned one I found this cute recipe that included peanut butter. He took one bite and shortly after I found myself in a panic. He became irritable, eye swollen, rash, and inconsolable. I took him to the doctor to confirm he was okay but he, in fact, had a peanut allergy.

I went home and rummaged through the cabinets for all things peanut. That’s when I learned peanuts were in everything, whether directly or indirectly and reading labels became a must.

 

Nut Free Trail Mix

My son’s story is just one and a million. It’s my mission to help others find new alternatives to the traditional peanut inspired recipes. While this Nut Free Trail Mix is far from traditional, it is delicious and nutritious.

 

See recipe below for exclusive tips, tricks, and modifications.

Nut Free Trail MixHappy Snacking!

-Angela

 

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Nut Free Trail Mix
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Nut Free Trail Mix

Course Snack
Keyword nut free, paleo, Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 242 kcal

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix the ingredients until evenly combined.

Recipe Notes

  • Prepackage reusable snack bags for on-the-go or a school snack
  • Tigernuts are not nuts despite the name; they are tubers. These tubers are very hard. To eliminate their hard surface, you can soak them in a water bath
  • Not a big fan of something listed? Just leave it out or switch it up with another nut-free option such as dried fruit or vegetables
Nutrition Facts
Nut Free Trail Mix
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Potassium 328mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 10g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 11.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What is your favorite trail mix ingredient?

 

-Angela

 

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