Thursday, September 3, 2009

Trail Mix

I have recently realized that trail mix is the perfect thing to keep at work for a snack (or school, for the kiddies). I bought it pre-mixed but was dissapointed in the amount of pointless fillers there were, and the low quality of the nuts. its like they threw whatever was too ugly or old for sale into a box and called it trail mix... for not a small amount of money per pound either. i am positive i can make better mix for the same or less money....

Monkey's Kibbles (makes 4 1/2 cups)

2 cups banana chips
1 cup toasted almonds
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup large flake coconut, toasted
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped dates

cost..... about 10 dollars.

cost for safeway's version.....about 15-20 dollars

i know this is simple, but not so obvious. we are surrounded by convenience at the cost of health and quality. i am all about making as much as i can from scratch, especially simple things that take no time to prepare, but are signifigantly better and better for you....


  1. and as always, when you make something yourself, not only is it usually better for you, but you also get to pick what you like. Can't tell you how many times i've had trailmix and ended up with 1/4 of the bag just peanuts and stuff i didn't want to eat and threw it away...

    one substitution I would suggest: m&ms, reeses pieces or sixlets instead of choc. chips (in small amounts!)

  2. yea, m&m's melt in your mouth, not in your hands... just,,, dint think monkeys would sig the candy shell...