Since Jacob started his new job I’ve been having to pack more food for him. Before it was normally just lunch, but now he’s gone a lot more throughout the day so he needs more food to take along. And with no access to a fridge or microwave throughout the day that means his food needs to be pretty shelf stable, or at least nothing that needs to be reheated. I can easily send along an ice pack with his food.
I’ve been picking up z-bars from Costco for him, which are pretty good as far as ingredients, but definitely more than I like. Plus bars are more spendy than making something yourself.
Upping the amount of real food in our house meant I needed to put a little something together for him to snack on. He loves trail mix, so instead of buying some I made my own!
Trail mix is so easy, just add nuts, dried fruit and some type of sweet (to entice the husband) and you’ve got an energy packed snack.
Here are the ratios I used
Happy Husband Trail Mix
- 4 parts roasted unsalted mixed nuts
- 2 parts dry roasted and unsalted nuts or seeds (peanuts)
- 2 parts sweets (dark chocolate chips)
- 1 part dried fruit (raisins)
Why both roasted and dry roasted? Well I know he likes the regular trail mix you get from a store, but I prefer to buy raw or dry roasted nuts, which have less oil added to them. To get the semi-oiled taste I combined both together, and he doesn’t even know. Slowly I’ll change the ratio until it is all eventually raw or dry roasted nuts/seeds.
Place in a baggie and it’s ready to go!
I love snacks and definitely snack all day long. Even pre-pregnancy I was a snacker, so when NatureBox wanted to send me a box of their snacks to try out, you know I was a-okay with that!
The loot I received as part of their April snack box was this:
5 different individually packaged snacks
The dried pears were gone in an instant on our weekend away. The smoky pumpkin seeds have been tossed on salads. Both the dried currants and fruit/nut mix have gone on oats and eaten by hand. The one thing I have yet to try are the peppery pistachios, but can you really go wrong with pistachios? Didn’t think so.
NatureBox wants to send one lucky Fit Mama Real Food their own snack box. The goodies will be different, since it will be their May box, but not knowing what you’ll get in there is half the fun! I just hope you get the dried pears. To-die-for.
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The giveaway will be open until Tuesday May 8th. The winner will be chosen randomly, which means the more entries you have the more of a chance to win!
Have a great Wednesday all. I taught pump it this morning then body pump later tonight. It will definitely be a snacky day!