Good Habit and EXTREMELY Guilty Pleasure
For christmas one year, I made my entire family trail mix with each person having different ingredients accompanied by a list of the ingredients and their benefits. I think it’s a totally awesome gift, especially if you know exactly what your friends like! They can take it to work and keep it in a drawer, stash it in the car, or just munch on it at home.
I start teaching on MONDAY and while I will be taking my own lunch to school everyday, I find the need to have some extra snacks within reaching distance for that extra boost of energy! I honestly have never been a huge fan of trail mix, but recently I find it almost addicting. I admit that I would only pick out the chocolate bits and eat them, or be meticulous in having 2 pieces of chocolate for every 1/2 peanut, but now I understand the magic behind the combination of ingredients — if only I had known sooner!
I decided that trail mix would be my snack of choice while sitting at my desk. So, I took a trip to the store and made my way to the “help yourself” section and pulled some bins to make a creation that I think is AWESOME!
1 1/2 cups raw almonds
2 cups yogurt raisins
2 cups salted peanuts
1 cup dark chocolate covered almonds
1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
(I also bought pretzels to put in, but I ran out of space… oh well)
Layer all of the ingredients in a jar with a lid…. or just mix ’em up!
Pretty sure that this is healthy so I’m proud of my creation. Now the only issue is to keep it out of reach of the students!