Cross N Country – Low Sodium Trail Mix
Low sodium snacks are always on the top of the list of questions I receive from all of you. Snacks good for road trips or just for having during the day to keep energy up in between meals. Snacks are a dangerous area as many are laden with salt and can wreck your milligram count for the day. That is why I wanted to share this low sodium trail mix with you.
Low Sodium Snack Choices
Good ole raisins and peanuts (GORP) is what we called trail mix when growing up. It truly was a way to make raisins into an exciting snack. It was a “healthy” snack according to mom. We didn’t care. It was a way to get peanuts and M&M’s! My brother used to pick out the raisins just to get to the peanuts and chocolate faster.
The great thing about this snack is that a low sodium trail mix can be made easily at home. You just need to mix up equal parts of raisins, unsalted roasted peanuts, and M&M’s. I like to mix it up and occasionally use other dried fruits like apricots and tart cherries (which help with gout). I will also add low sodium cereal, unsalted almonds, and other unsalted nuts. You can also go with Reese’s Pieces or flavored chocolate chips. It can be up to your imagination.
Cross N Country – Low Sodium Trail Mix Review
So, even though I just showed you it can be easily made, I know there are still many of you who will just prefer to grab a low sodium trail mix up from the store. If you do, then this is a good choice. Even though they are not the name brand M&M’s included, the chocolate tastes very similar. This is more important than you think, often the chocolate is an imitation, or Carib. I don’t know about you, but I could never get used to Carib as chocolate. It just didn’t taste right.
These snack mixes from Good Sense have many different blends, and they are always fresh. I like their unsalted sesame and pumpkin seeds as a snack and a salad topping. Let me know in the comments what you put in your trail mix!