Saturday Snack Spotlight – Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bars

Warmer weather is coming, and we tend to look towards cooling snacks in the warmer months, right? Not saying you have to rely heavily on ice cream or chase after the Ice Cream truck (ahh, memories!), but I totally get your desire for the cold stuff!

These Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bars are great, and not only can you create different flavors by using extracts mixed in the yogurt (or use flavored yogurt, but I steer away from those, personally), but you can also use different fruits, a variety of nuts (I have sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, peanuts, and cashews in mine), and really get tons of goodness into a little bar!

You can opt not to add the chocolate chips (I prefer mini ones, but didn’t have any on hand), but I mean, a little chocolate never hurt anyone, so don’t be afraid to live a little! 🙂

I used coconut granola to add even more of a flavor boost!

You can also opt to use ice cube trays to make these bite sized (I have the soft bottom ones that allow you to pop contents out, but a knife would get them out of a standard ice cube tray).

How do they sound?

Saturday Snack Spotlight – Clean Trail Mix

So snacks… that can withstand Florida heat but still nourish me and keep me stable. I opted to make my own trail mix and bring it, so I don’t have to worry about what’s in it, and it’s a good balance of things!

Here’s whats in it (this is portioned out into several bags)

  1. 1 cup sliced almonds.
  2. 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds.
  3. 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (I buy them in chunks and slice them)
  4. 1/2 cup raw walnut pieces.
  5. 1/2 cup sunflower seeds.
  6. 1/2 cup raisins.
  7. 1/2 cup dried cranberries.
  8. Peanuts
  9. Cashews
 Do you make your own trail mix? What do you put in it?

Saturday Snack Spotlight – Trail Mix

Trail mix is a veeeeeery broad term, and there are countless varieties!

When putting together a trail mix, I like to keep it diabetic-friendly, as dried fruit has had the water removed, thus concentrating the sugars.

This ones perfect for me (especially because I am obsessed with coconut!)

Trail Mix

Great for hitting the hiking trail, a day at the beach or pool, or fun with the kiddos!

Tip Tuesday – Pumpkin Seeds

Did you know that these little things are loaded with health benefits? Worth sorting them from the ooey gooey innards of a pumpkin, in my eyes!

Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

I never really knew they had so many health benefits, but it makes perfect sense. Do you know of any other benefits?

Are you a fan of pumpkin seeds? I like them toasted, maybe a couple of them salted… I won’t eat tons of them, but I might be more inclined to now that I know these little ovals are a beneficial powerhouse!