This easy low carb recipe for homemade trail mix is the best way to enjoy a healthy snack that is Keto, Whole30 compliant, paleo and vegan. DIY with simple ingredients and even add a touch of sweet with keto chocolate chips
I don’t know about you, but I have to be careful when I snack on nuts. The crunchy, salty, satisfying way about them makes it hard to stop. I remember back in the day, I could easily go through a tub of trail mix or mixed nuts from Costco in a week or less. I’m sure the M&M’s inside didn’t help.
These days I take a much healthier approach to my consumption of nuts and trail mix and try really hard to find ones that have really simple ingredients and that can fit in with my real food based, low carb lifestyle.
I started making this coconut trail mix for my Whole30 clients as a way to help them add healthy snacks in their program and it’s definitely become a favorite.
This coconut trail mix uses few ingredients and has a light coconut flavor without any sugar or fruit. Feel free to play around with the combination of nuts and add-ins as you please.
This can be made in large batches and is perfect to bring along for healthy travel or to have as fuel for intense physical activity. Also can be eaten just because it’s delicious!
Whole30 Compliant Trail Mix
I started making this coconut trail mix for my Whole30 clients as a way to help them add healthy snacks in their program and it’s definitely become a favorite for them to snack on throughout the week.
NOTE: Not all trial mix is Whole30 compliant! Your trail mix will need to be homemade in order to accomplish this. This means you will need to find Whole30 compliant nuts. Luckily these are easy to find in your local grocery store or even places like Costco. It is important that you read your labels and make sure everything is Whole30 approved and free of chemicals, sugars and sweeteners.
Although having snacks, especially sweet ones is not encouraged on Whole30 you can use them sparingly. Instead of adding chocolate chips to this trail mix, feel free to add in some chopped dates or Whole 30 approved raisins for a hint of sweetness.
Homemade Keto Trail Mix
Is Trail Mix Ok For Keto Diets? Yes, it can be! Nuts tend to be higher in carbohydrates even though there is a good amount of fiber in some nuts. The best way to make sure your trail mix is safe for a Keto diet is to make sure it’s homemade.
NOTE: not all nuts have the same carbohydrate count, so make sure you are checking your labels to add the nuts that suit your lifestyle best. You can eat mixed nuts on keto, but again make sure you check the label to see what will work best for you.
If you’re craving something sweet to put in your homemade healthy trail mix, try:
- Lily’s Chocolate Chips
- Whole30 Compliant Raisins
- Goji Berries
- Golden Berries
- Chopped Dates
- Dried Blueberries
- Dried Strawberries
Popular Whole30 and Keto Snacks:
- Preheat your oven to 350
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss together until fully combined.
- Place mix on a large baking sheet and spread out in one layer evenly.
- Bake trail mix for 10 minutes, toss and bake for another 5-10 minutes.
- Let cool and dry out completely before serving and storing
Nutrition Information:Yield: 26 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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