Four Healthy, Low-carb Trail Mixes to Have in Your Backpack
We know that we live in a vast country. The weather might be too hot to go for hikes where you are. But, in some places, it’s starting to cool off, and hikes are back on the agenda. Whether you’re hitting the trails or just thinking ahead, these four great recipes are excellent for backpacking! Today we have four low-carb, healthy trail mixes that are delicious!
Trail mix is traditionally a mix of nuts, fruit and grains. It’s often high in carbs and sugar because of the inclusion of pretzels, crackers and M&Ms. Trail mix can be a mix of whatever you like as long as it’s portable and will boost your energy while you are out getting exercise. These recipes cut out the carbs you’ll find in store-bought mixes and are tasty while you’re out and about! They’re also great as a “purse snack” if you know you’re going to be busy and might not have a chance to stop for lunch!
Spicy Trail Mix
This trail mix is a simple combination of nuts, seeds and sugar-free chocolate. The seasoning that you bake the nuts and seeds with is the star of this recipe. The flavors of Worcestershire, garlic, chili, onion, cayenne and a sweetener of your choice make this trail mix delicious. It is sure to be a hit and is an excellent source of protein for when you are working out. It doesn’t take long to cook, and a batch makes 27 servings! You can freeze it once it has thoroughly cooled. A serving is 202 calories, 7.3 grams of carbs and 3 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
People argue about whether granola counts as a trail mix. We say, if you can put it in a baggy, eat it on a hike with your fingers and it’s got a mix of nuts and other things in it, it’s a trail mix. Maybe you’ll disagree. That’s our rule, so we’re including this delicious and simple granola recipe. The instructions for this couldn’t be easier for this. The only thing we suggest is adding a pinch of salt. Just a pinch! You don’t want it salty, but you do what the flavors to pop a little more. Note that while the picture shows chocolate, the recipe doesn’t use any. We suggest adding a handful of sugar-free chocolate chips and adjusting the nutritional information on your own. As the recipe is written, a serving is 277 calories, eight grams of carbs, and five grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Sweet & Salty Keto Trail Mix
If you are looking for a simple trail mix that is sweet and salty, this is the perfect one for you. With cinnamon, sugar-free chocolate and plenty of nuts, this is a sweet treat that eats almost like a dessert while giving you plenty of protein for energy while exercising. We love that it’s so simple and tasty. It’s not just excellent for the great outdoors; the person who wrote the recipe brings it to the movies as a snack. A serving has 234 calories, nine grams of carbs and four grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Keto Trail Mix
We’re finishing with a very traditional trail mix. We like this because it feels like a regular trail mix. And this mix could not be easier — you literally mix your ingredients together and go! There’s no baking required! It’s delicious with plenty of nuts, some coconut and dried blueberries. It has two types of sugar-free chocolate — we always appreciate more chocolate! A low-carb twist is using puffed cheese for a savory crunch. You can buy puffed cheese or make your own. It’s just dried cheese that is toasted in the oven. When you cook it, it puffs up. A serving has 226 calories, 10.6 grams of carbs and 5.6 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
One of these four wonderful recipes is sure to be a hit in your kitchen! We hope you try them soon!