I have a goal in mind for this week, and reaching that goal requires planning! When I go about my days, I don’t always take the time to pre-plan meals and snacks, but I’ve decided to change that! After yoga this morning I went to Sprouts and bought ingredients to make my own trail mix. I’ve been inspired lately by friends who make their own, and I thought to myself “why not?” If I make my own trail mix I can control the contents and, more importantly, pick ingredients I want to eat!
I perused the aisles and picked the following: hot wasabi peas, golden berries, pumpkorn dusted with dark cocoa, raw almonds, unsweetened coconut slivers, date pieces, and edamame with goji berries. When I got home I pulled out a variety of measuring cups and a big red bowl. After all, I wanted to know how much I was eating as well as what I was eating!
Here’s how my homemade trail mix measured up (per serving of each ingredient):
Hot wasabi peas: 120 calories, 3 grams of fiber
Pumpkorn: 140 calories, 2 grams of fiber
Raw almonds: 170 calories, 4 grams of fiber
Unsweetened coconut: 80 calories, 2 grams of fiber
Date pieces: 120 calories, 3 grams of fiber
Edamame with goji berries: 120 calories, 7 grams of fiber
Golden Berries: 80 calories, 3 grams of fiber
Total: 830 calories, 24 grams of fiber
I decided to separate it into 4 servings, so I’d have ready— made snacks for my power week! That means each serving of Nancy’s Nifty Trail Mix will have 207.5 calories and 6 grams of fiber, and I’ll enjoy EVERY BITE—that’s the best and healthiest thing I could do for myself! (and as a side note, I have a healthy array of snacks in my pantry!)
THE WHOLE SHEBANG:
TWO SERVINGS OF NANCY’S NIFTY TRAIL MIX IN A PORTABLE GLASS CONTAINER!