It’s snowing again today… what the heck, ENOUGH WITH THE SNOW ALREADY! It’s suppose to be Spring! The last of the cold weather feels like the remaining miles of a marathon. I deserve a T-shirt that says “I SURVIVED 12 WINTERS ABOARD” or something like that, who knows.. I’ve lost count.
I’m not sure how this will go over with your sugar-free detox but this is a snack mix I’ve been making for a while now. It’s basically a knock off of a ‘Ginger Zinger’ trail mix I like that goes for $6 a (1.25 cup) bag. If you do get a sweet tooth craving, dried fruit is a decent option. I found Aldi’s to be the cheapest supplier of nuts around. I get a bag of walnuts (or cashews), roasted almonds, mixed berries and raisins. From Trader Joes I get the specialty items: uncrystalized candied ginger and hazelnuts. Then I make a big batch and portion them into 1/4 cup snack bags, or else its way easy to over indulge. Makes for a good snack on the go to help keep from getting famished.
- 1/2 cup of oven roasted unsalted Almonds
- 1/2 cup of dry roasted unsalted Hazelnuts
- 1/2 cup of shelled Walnut halves
- 1/2 cup of Mixed Dried Berries (cranberries, blueberries and cherries)
- 1/4 cup of Raisins
- 1/4 cup of chopped of Candied Ginger
Jumble it all up, makes 10 servings. With all the leftover bagged nuts and berries you can make it several times over again.