I’m a snacker and this is my afternoon snack for energy.
I like the combination of the crunch and the sweetness of the dried fruit, it is just enough to keep the hunger pangs at bay until supper time or before a workout.
I find it to be much more economical to mix up a batch of nuts than buying packets of pre-mixed nuts. Also if you mix your nuts and pre-pack them in little containers you will stick to your portion sizes and prevent over eating.
It’s the easiest thing to crab on your way out of the door when you are in a hurry in the mornings.
Better still, keep a container in you gym bag, desk drawer or handbag for that snack attack rescue or when the kids are starving while travelling.
You can buy any nuts and any fruit mix you prefer, this is my favorite mix.
Tropical Mix Recipe
600 g Mixed nuts (Roasted and salted)
(Pecans, Cashews, Almonds, Brazil nuts, macadamia and Hazel nuts)
80 g Peach Roll
100 g Tropical fruit mix
(Papaya cubes, pineapple cubes, Strawberry cubes)
100 g Breakfast mix
(Dried Banana chips, Raisins, Pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes, fruit flakes such as peach, apricot and pears)
Unroll the Peach roll and slice in slices and again in blocks with a sharp knife or Kitchen scissors.
Mix all the above in a mixing bowl. Transfer to smaller containers and store in a cool dry place.
Always save the odd little bits of nuts, seeds or raisins when you bake and add with your next Nut mix batch.