You can substitute other raw healthy nuts, such as Brazil nuts, filberts, cashews – it’s YOUR trail mix! The key is to avoid ingredients loaded with sugar or unhealthy carbs.
Check out the Good Bean All Natural Chickpea Snacks. They are a great addition to my trailmix, because just one ounce (about a quarter cup) has as much fiber as 23 almonds! They are also loaded with fiber (equal to 2 cups of broccoli – yeah!) and they are gluten- and soy-free! I’ve not only used them in trail mixes, but they also make a great addition to an appetizer tray when I have guests over! The Good Bean Chickpea Snacks come in seven flavors — my favorites are Cracked Pepper and Smoky Chili & Lime. Because these snacks use all natural seasonings, a serving only has about 190 grams of sodium (about a 1/16th of a teaspoon) with 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber! Available online at www.thegoodbean.com, at Whole Foods, and at select health food stores. Or, use this recipe to make your own!