Paleo Trail Mix
Paleo Trail Mix? Allergy Friendly Trail Mix? Whole30 Trail Mix?? YES YES YES! Jerky, Nuts, and Fruit to the rescue! Make your OWN excellent DIY Trail Mix and feel awesome keeping those carbs at bay.
Low Carb Trail Mix
I love a good trail mix with nuts, crunchy bits, chewy bites, and chocolate covered nuts but if you’re in the market to cut down on carbs or you’re paleo or whole30, then finding a good mix to carry with you can be quite a challenge! And lets not even talk about allergies, because if you have ANY reaction to peanuts, tree nuts or even fruits, then trail mix is out for you. My low carb trail mix uses dried fruits and jerky made without added sugars (I love to use my own Ground Beef Jerky) to cut down on carbs.
DIY Trail Mix
It’s simple to make DIY trail mix using personally compliant ingredients such as sugar-free jerky or fruits, nuts that you’re NOT allergic too or fruits that don’t make you swell up and stop breathing. With allergies it’s a mitigation factor, I get it, you’re never 100% safe from foods that can potentially hurt you but doing your best to avoid them means your risk of danger is considerably lower. Choosing your own dried fruits, nuts and jerky means you’re doing what you need to do to avoid the foods with the potential to harm you. So if you’re already going through the gyrations of making your home and life free from allergens why not toss a few safe foods together for a perfect snack.
And if you’re looking to do it yourself, try my dried apples, drying apple slices is so cheap and easy. Also try making your own jerky using my Ground Beef Jerky no nasty chemical preservatives and it tastes too good to be true. And if you want to roast nuts or seeds well, that’s easy to do at home as well. When you do it yourself the risk of cross-contamination is minimized but to make this trail mix all you need are the foods you trust.
DIY Paleo Trail Mix
- 1/2 cup nuts, can be roasted nuts or raw nuts, cashews, peanuts, almonds,
- 1/2 cup dried fruit, think dried apples, banana chips, or mangos, all sugar-free to reduce the net carbs
- 2 ounces jerky, again no sugar added as healthy as possible
- if desired roughly chop nuts and dried fruit to make snacking easier
- cut the jerky into bite-sized pieces
- mix and toss in a Ziploc bag
- carry with you for instant energy on the trail
Some of my favorite DIY Trail Mix Recipes:
- walnut, cranberries and teriyaki jerky
- dried mango, cashew, and peppered jerky
- almonds, raisins and turkey jerky