Paleo Trail Mix
Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Minimal Ingredients, Easy
Hit the trails with this easy to assemble and convenient Paleo trail mix. Grab a handful of nutrient-dense ingredients when hunger calls!
Stop! Before you hit up the vending machine at work or the convenience store for a bag of highly processed nuts, you’ll want to take a moment and make a healthy homemade version of your favorite snack. ( Convenience is not healthy unless you prepare in advance). 😉
I have a large pantry with my Paleo staples, so coming up with this paleo snack alternative was a no-brainer. This crunchy and salty trail mix is easy to make and requires very few ingredients, plus its budget-friendly when compared to premade (not so paleo) trail mixes.
You’ll want to switch up the flavor profiles or stick to your favorite by adding in unsweetened dried fruits and some paleo chocolate chips!
I choose a cashew, almond, and pistachio mix because they contain fewer calories when compared to other tree nuts like the macadamia nut, pecans, and walnuts. All tree nuts are great in moderation! (That’s what she said).
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 trail mix turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.
How to Make Paleo Trail Mix
Enjoy a handful (or two) of this trail mix on your next adventure!
1. In a medium-sized bowl combine tree nuts, unsweetened dried fruit, and paleo chocolate chips (optional).
Tip: Choose your favorite unsweetened dried fruits (cranberries, raisins, bananas, dates, etc.) to personalize your trail mix!
How to Store 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 Paleo Trail Mix
Mixing Bowl – Any medium-sized or larger bowl will work for combining the nuts and dried fruits.
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 Paleo Snacks
Nut-Free Trail Mix – The perfect nutrient-dense snack for those with tree nut allergies!
Cinnamon Maple Pecans – Careful! These cinnamon and maple coated pecans are deliciously addicting!
Bacon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – Roast your pumpkin seeds in leftover bacon drippings for a salty and savory flavor.
Basic Staples for Making Paleo Trail Mix
Tree Nuts – If you can not find Back to Natures Nut Mix, mix 1 cup each of almonds, cashews, and pistachios or buy nuts in bulk at Costco to save money!
Download your free Costco shopping list here.
Unsweetened Dried Fruits – Personalize your trail mix by adding your favorite unsweetened dried fruits; cranberries, raisins, dates, etc.!
Paleo Chocolate Chips – Add a little sweetness to your mix by adding in some homemade paleo chocolate chips!
Paleo Trail Mix
- In a medium-sized bowl combine tree nuts, unsweetened dried fruit, and paleo chocolate chips (optional).
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.