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Snack Fuel Trail Mix


Create a custom snack mix that's perfect for a quick, nutritious boost of energy. This template allows you to mix and match nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and other healthy ingredients to craft a tasty and satisfying snack.

Base Ingredients:

Nuts (Choose 2-3, 1-2 cups total):
  • Almonds

  • Walnuts

  • Cashews

  • Pecans

  • Hazelnuts

Seeds (Choose 2-3, 1-2 cups total):
  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Sunflower seeds

  • Chia seeds

  • Flaxseeds

  • Hemp seeds

Dried Fruits (Choose 1-2, 1/2-1 cup total):
  • Raisins

  • Cranberries

  • Apricots

  • Dates

  • Figs

Add-ins (Optional, Choose 1-2, 1/4-1/2 cup total):
  • Dark chocolate chips

  • Coconut flakes

  • Pretzels (broken into pieces)

  • Popcorn

Flavor Enhancers (Optional, Choose 1-2, 1-2 teaspoons):
  • Cinnamon

  • Nutmeg

  • Sea salt

  • Cocoa powder

Method of Preparation:

  1. Mix Base Ingredients:

    • In a large bowl, combine the nuts and seeds of your choice.

  2. Add Dried Fruits:

    • Mix in your chosen dried fruits, ensuring an even distribution.

  3. Add Add-ins:

    • Add any optional add-ins like dark chocolate chips, coconut flakes, pretzels, or popcorn for additional texture and flavor.

  4. Enhance Flavor:

    • Sprinkle with your chosen flavor enhancers such as cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, or cocoa powder. Mix well to coat all the ingredients evenly.

  5. Store:

    • Store the trail mix in an airtight container at room temperature. It can last for several weeks, making it a convenient snack option.

Nutritional Profile:

  • Nuts and Seeds: Provide protein, healthy fats, and fiber.

  • Dried Fruits: Add natural sweetness and vitamins.

  • Add-ins: Enhance flavor and texture.

  • Flavor Enhancers: Add depth of flavor and nutritional benefits.


  • For a lower-calorie option, use fewer nuts and more seeds.

  • For a vegan version, ensure any chocolate chips used are dairy-free.

  • For a gluten-free option, use gluten-free pretzels.


This template allows for a wide range of combinations, ensuring you can enjoy a different mix every time.

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