Have you ever needed a little energy fix during the day? Me, too, especially before a workout when I want something light and nutritious with enough protein to get me through my routine. Here’s a quick and healthy snack you can eat any time to satisfy the munchies—and give your body the boost it needs. The best part? You can make this trail mix ahead of time and store individual servings in small containers for a grab-and-go treat. Fair warning—it disappears quickly!
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Pour the pumpkin seeds into a large bowl and drizzle with a teaspoon of avocado or extra virgin olive oil. Stir until the seeds are coated (a small amount goes a long way), then sprinkle with salt and chili powder. Spread the seeds on a sheet of parchment paper on a baking pan and roast. Bake for about an hour, mixing them every 15 minutes until golden. Store in a glass jar in your pantry
Roasted Sunflower Seeds
Follow the same recipe above, substituting sunflower seeds for pumpkin seeds. You’ll only need to bake them for about 45 minutes as sunflower seeds roast quicker than pumpkin seeds. Store in a glass jar in your pantry.
Combine all trail mix ingredients in a bowl and mix. Feel free to adjust the quantities of each item depending on your personal preference. Spoon individual servings into small containers for on-the-go, and store the rest in glass jars.
That’s it! In just a few minutes, you’ll have a tasty, natural snack everyone will love.
Here are a few items I found on Amazon to make my trail mix. Just click on the photos below for more info.