Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

Recipe posted in: Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Healthy Sides & Snacks
trail mix

If your idea of the perfect recipe involves throwing a bunch of ingredients into a bowl and then digging in, this one is for you! Our one-step trail mix will satisfy both your sweet and salty cravings in one delicious snack. From savory popcorn and cashews to chewy raisins and crunchy banana chips, your taste buds will be delighted by the wide range of textures and flavors in this simple yet complex recipe.

Have you started to incorporate meal prepping into your healthy lifestyle? This recipe is a great addition to your meal prep snack ideas! You can double up this trail mix and portion out individual servings in plastic bags or containers. Be sure to make some extras because your family is sure to reach into the pantry for this chocolaty popcorn treat. Even your kids will be asking you to pack this Sweet and Salty Trail Mix in their lunchboxes.

You only need six ingredients to put together this fun, flavorful and colorful snack mix. These include three cups of air popped popcorn, two graham cracker sheets (broken up into pieces), two tablespoons of milk chocolate candies, a half-cup of cashews and a quarter-cup each of raisins and crumbled banana chips. Simply throw all of these components into a mixing bowl and enjoy!

Healthy Hacks: Watching your sugar intake? Swap the chocolate candies with some stevia-sweetened chocolate chips! This recipe can easily be adjusted based on what you enjoy or have on hand. If you don’t like cashews, use pecans or almonds instead. Not a fan of raisins? Substitute another dried fruit like cranberries or blueberries. You can even incorporate a sprinkle of cinnamon for more low calorie flavor. Consult the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide for more details on how to count different ingredients on the program.

This family-friendly trail mix clocks in at just 216 calories per serving. You can keep track of it in your NuMi app as one PowerFuel, one SmartCarb and one Extra. Click here to log your trail mix into your NuMi journal. >

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Healthy, balanced snacks are essential on your Nutrisystem weight loss program. While we send you perfectly portioned snack options directly to your door, you will also incorporate Flex snacks into your daily meal plan. These are nutritious snacks that you put together while following our guidelines. Not sure how to get started? You’ve come to the right place! The Leaf Weight Loss Blog has many sweet and salty treats for your menu. Read this article for more details about Flexing, then check out some of our popular snack and dessert recipes below:

Of course, the Nutrisystem a la carte store is also filled with ready-to-go and frozen treats that you can enjoy while losing weight. From healthy desserts like our Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcake to savory snacks like White Cheddar Popcorn, we have tasty options for every palate.

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 216

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel and 1 Extra

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups popcorn, air popped
  • 2 graham cracker sheets, broken into pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. milk chocolate candies
  • ½ cup cashews
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup banana chips, crumbled

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.