Coming up with snack ideas on the Daniel Fast can present quite a challenge, especially when everything you’d normally munch on falls in the “Foods to Avoid” category! One of the tried-and-true recipes for healthy snacking is the classic Trail Mix – a tasty, satisfying snack that will give you energy between meals, help curb your appetite, and give you that mid-morning or mid-afternoon boost. Trail Mix travels well, too. Just scoop some out into a plastic bag. Take it with you to work, school, or whenever you’re on the road. That way you won’t be tempted to head to the nearest fast food drive-thru when your stomach is growling for a snack!
1 cup whole raw almonds or Cinnamon-Roasted Almonds
1 cup cashew halves & pieces
1 cup walnut halves
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup raw sunflower seed kernels
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
Mix ingredients together, and store in an airtight container for 2 weeks at room temperature or 1 month in refrigerator.
Yield: 12 servings (serving size: about 1/4 cup)
- Use as a topping for fresh fruit.
- Serve with unsweetened almond milk for a quick breakfast dish.
- Other dried fruit options are apricots, bananas, blueberries, dates, or figs.
- Add unsweetened coconut flakes.