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. 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. To 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!