Have you tried The Butternut Company’s new nut mixes yet?
Trail mix basically means a mixture of dried nuts, seeds and fruits, raw or toasted, perfect for those looking for a quick healthy snack. It is a perfect snack substitute for travellers and an all-round health booster. Healthy trail mix in a simpler language can be ‘Raisins and Peanuts’ that all of us used to carry to school, especially on yearly picnics. Mixed trail nuts are the greatest source of protein and other essential nutrients.
All of us have a guilty pleasure a weakness for a certain food item, that’s hard for us to let go of, which ultimately affects our health in an adverse manner. Trail mixes help bridge that nutritional gap, with ease. Now, a good diet can be tasty as well!
Don’t believe us? Here are a few reasons why trail mix can be a perfect, healthy snack:
- Nutritional powerhouse
Trail nuts are a powerhouse of nutrition. Since they include common nuts like almonds, peanuts, walnuts, and cashews as well as slightly rare nuts like macadamia and pistachios, they bring together different kinds of nutritional elements. A handful of mix trail nuts is enough to compensate for a lot of nutritional gaps, in our regular diet.
Another great reason that trail mixes are a great addition as well as a substitute for your diet is its portability. It is easy to carry outdoors, easy to store indoors, and can be carried in virtually all kinds of packaging. This feature can enable you to have the best healthy trail mix for yourself anytime, anywhere, and any way that you want.
- Easily customizable
Trail mixes are easily customizable. A lot of us struggle in replacing junk and high-carb foods with healthy meals. Trail nuts can be mixed in varied proportions to create a taste that you like. For those of you with a sweet tooth, there are a vast number of trail mixes that include dark chocolate and candies, apart from nuts and seeds. So, a healthy trail mix with dark chocolate is always a great idea!
- Less is more
Trail mixes contain dried fruits and nuts which are calorically very dense foods. If you are burning a lot of calories on a given day, serving sizes don’t matter. But if you are a moderately active person, less is more. A palm-sized serving about 3-5 times a week can literally give you all the nutrition you need to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Mix trail nuts, when eaten in appropriate quantities, can be the best source of protein, calcium, minerals, and essential vitamins.
- Quantitative and qualitative control
A chocolate trail mix enriched with natural ingredients is much healthier than mass-produced, preservative-laden packets. Trail mixes are created keeping the nutritional values of different nuts and effects of over-consumption of any type of nut or dried fruit, ensuring quantitative and qualitative control over what we put into our body.
Like they say, you are what you eat!