Faux Trail Mix

We all have at one time or another in life eaten trail mix and thought we were being healthy right?  Big mistake unless you are on a ten mile hike. Trail mix is loaded with calories and carbs and sugar. trial mix fruit is pure concentrated sugar and so is the chocolate many mix’s use.  We have all seen this meme right?  It is so true!!!  This is just not good for us unless we are competing in an endurance event.  So I have come up with a faux trail mix that I use as a popcorn alternative when we go to the movies.  It is also a great sweet treat to add to a party menu.  It is very easy to make and takes just a few minutes!  Check it out!

 

First off go out and buy any 2-3 flavors of Atkins bars.  Choose the ones with 4 net carbs per bar or less.  I used these last time.  27653339_10155220849870983_512512883_oTo make a large batch I use 8 bars.  SO two from each box.  There is no right or wring set amount.  Just use what you want! The only other thing you need is a can of mixed nuts.  Preferably the deluxe kind with no peanuts.

 

 

 

 

Unwrap the bars and cut them up.  I slice once lengthwise down the center, and then cut each half into 6-8 bite sized pieces.  Then I just throw them into a bowl, pour mixed nuts in and mix it up.  BOOM!  That is it!  This is a great sweet and salty treat that is low in carbs and sugar and high on nutrients.

 

So easy and fast!

Enjoy!

XOXO

Erin

Author: Erin Akey

I am a Christian, wife, mother, author, certified nutritionist, kids nutrition specialist, holistic life coach, Personal Fitmess Chef, and Gut Health Educator. I am also a former 350lb food addict who is passionate about healthy living. I am a firm believer in the science and research that proves that sugar fake toxic "Frankenfoods" and excess carbs are the root of most of the illness we see today. Metabolic syndrome is taking over as the leading cause of preventable death in this country. I believe we all need a balanced lifestyle that includes eating well and eating lots of plants and lean proteins as well as moving our bodies and keeping our minds and hearts strong. I also believe in having good quality gut health supplements to provide what our bodies need that we just do not get due to environment and dietary reasons. I truly believe we are raising a generation of kids addicted to sugar and setting them up for a lifetime of disease and advocate limiting sugar and fake processed food consumption in children. Feel free to email me with any questions at erin@erinakeynutrition.com

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