I just wanted to share with you the recipe I use for trail mix. I especially like to snack on this trail mix while pregnant and in the postpartum period, when the body desperately needs to replinish it's vitamins/mineral stores. I hope to be nursing this time, so I will be incorporating more healthy snacks into my diet due to increased calorie needs. I like this mix because it is high in healthy fats, has a bit of salt and sugar to increase electrolyte balance, is high in vitamins and minerals, and just plain tastes great! I hope you will enjoy it too:
2 c. whole almonds
1 c. dried cranberries
1 c. raisins (high in iron, crucial for pregnant mamas and recovering mamas!)
1/2 c. raw sunflower seeds(stay away from the roasted ones--use bad fats!)
1 c. dark chocolate or carob chips
dash of sea salt
Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Store in container of your choice. I usually store it in Mason jars, and have one ready to go in my bag for the hospital--makes for great post-labor snacking, especially if the cafeteria is closed!