Let me tell you why I love making trail mix! The main reason? I’m always on-the-move and it is the perfect snack to make ahead and grab on the way out the door. By making it at home - you can prep a bunch and have them ready for weekday snacking or to add to your kid’s lunchbox. I also love that you can pack them full of your personal favorite superfoods or whatever you have on-hand.Read More
It’s finally fall! Something about this year has had me extra excited about the season and reminiscent of my childhood growing up in the Pacific Northwest where it was all about savoring the last of the rain-less days, frolicking in piles of burnt orange and red leaves, my dad’s football and golf on in the background of every weekend, the buzz of college students returning to town (living so close to campus in Eugene, Oregon, this was a memorable part of growing up), scheming about Halloween costumes, and of course, the excitement of a new school year.
But most of all, it was that feeling of home.Read More
I think we have all found ourselves buying trail mix when we're in a pinch for a "healthy" bite. It is high-density nutrition, packed with protein and all the things our bodies crave when we're running low on energy - salt, sugar, and fat.
The trouble is - while packaged trail mix is a great option when compared with other processed on-the-go options - there can be a lot of sneaky beauty-busting ingredients hiding inside that innocent little snack pack. Think added sodium, hydrogenated oils, artificial colors and flavorings, and ingredients from genetically modified organism (GMO) crops, like high fructose corn syrup and soy lecithin.Read More
Okay, I'll admit it, I have a sweet tooth. And I love chocolate. Who's with me?! But my ever-increasing pickiness for...no-sugar-added, no fake/corn/soy ingredients, no dairy, gluten, or binders....and the rest of the long laundry list that has me spending more time than I care to admit at the grocery store staring at the rear side of every package, recently gave me an epiphany.Read More