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100 Calorie Trail Mix Snacks


Trail Mix... The ultimate on the go snack.

100 Calorie Trail MixConsidered as one of the best snacks, trail mix is so easy to make because there are so many different combinations of ingredients that can be included in it. 100 calorie trail mix is the easiest snack to munch on. It is low calorie yet nutritious.

Making a 100 calorie trail mix snack bag is easy because it simply involves choosing the snack foods that you want to include in the mix, adding them together in the amount that you see fit and then mixing it all together.

Different types of ingredients that can be used when making your own 100 calorie trail mix snack bag. All you need to do is use the following:

100 Calorie Trail Mix Ingredients

Seeds

Seeds are healthy for you and are easy to snack on so they are great addition to a 100 calorie trail mix. Some examples would be shelled sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds and other seeds can add nutritional value to your 100 calorie trail mix snack bag.

Nuts

Any type of nut can be used but make sure you choose the right kind of nut because some taste of nuts tend to be too intense that it overpowers the taste of the trail mix. Some nuts that are great for trail mix are: walnuts, peanuts and cashews.

Cereal

You can choose to add some of your favorite cereals to your trail mix. This can be any kind of cereal – granola, bran flakes, Shredded Wheat, and Cheerios but you may want to avoid the sugary types since it can increase the calories of your trail mix.

Dried Fruit

You can satisfy your sweet tooth by adding dried fruit to your 100 calorie trail mix. Any type of dried fruit will work. Common ones that are used are raisins, dried cranberries and dried apples.

Crackers, pretzels and popcorn.

For added crunch to your trail mix, any kind of small cracker or pretzel that you enjoy will definitely work. Try to get crackers that are not going to crumble into bits. Cheese crackers and goldfish are a great addition to trail mix. Popcorn is another great addition to trail mix if you’re going to be eating it soon after making it.

Sweets

Some people add chocolate to their trail ix in the form of chocolate chips or M&Ms. Other people use mint chocolate chips or white chocolate chips to add flavor. Keep in mind that these things melt so you should skip these sweets if you are taking your trail mix somewhere warm and you don’t want it to be messy.

You can take these basic ingredients in any combination that you want and think that it sounds good or if you happen to have some of these in your pantry. You can try to play around with them to make new types of 100 calorie trail mix. You can check the 100 calorie recipe calculator in www.100caloriebags.com for accuracy.

Here is an example of a 100 calorie trail mix snack bag recipe:

65 calories of Teddy Grahams, Honey Go pak
35 calories of Raisins
9 calories of Popcorn

But if you want some basic simple recipes to get you started, here are some good ones to try.   It’s easy to create your own 100 calorie trail mix recipes by visiting www.100caloriebags.com and using the calculator to build your snack recipe using these ideas or other foods that you like.

Basic Trail Mix Recipe

Combine each of the following ingredients: unsalted peanuts, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, dried cherries, dried apricots, raisins, chocolate chips, pretzels, Cheerios, Chex, granola. (Feel free to leave out any ingredients that don’t sound good.) Mix together in a big bowl. Store in an airtight container or eat immediately.

Toss and Go Trail Mix Recipes

Combine cereal with dried fruit and a nut or seed. For example, one cup of Cap’n Crunch Cereal with two cups walnuts and two cups apricots. Alternatively, try one cup of Oh’s Cereal with two cups mixed dried fruit and two cups sunflower seeds. Toss it all together and take it with you on the road! Remember to calculate and see how many grams of each ingredient you need using the 100 calorie bags calculator .

Ultimate Trail Mix Recipe

If you think that the more ingredients the better when it comes to trail ix then this one is for you. Combine equal parts of the following: dried cranberries, dried blueberries, dried apple, dried pineapple, peanuts, cashews, almonds, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, mini marshmallows. Mix it all thoroughly and eat it before those sweets start to melt!

Healthy Trail Mix

Trail mix can be a really healthy snack food if you choose the right ingredients when you’re making it at home. This simple recipe relies on a set of truly healthy ingredients. Combine white raisins, raw almonds, raw sunflower seeds and dried pineapple. Make sure that the pineapple is unsweetened dried pineapple. Mix together completely.

Advanced Trail Mix Recipe

Ingredients:

uncooked old fashioned oats
chopped dried cherries
slivered almonds
table salt
melted light butter or similar product
honey

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 350.
Combine cherries, rolled oats, almonds and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Add butter and honey slowly and mix.
Use parchment paper to line the sheet.
Spread the mixture on cookie sheet.
Bake for twenty minutes while stirring periodically for even cooking.
Let cool. Then enjoy.

As you can see, even a more complex 100 calorie trail mix recipe doesn’t have to be complicated at all. It’s fairly easy to make trail mix and you can try your hand at many different recipes.

Create Your Own 100 Calorie Trail Mix Snack

Here is the guide on how you could create your own 100 calorie trail mix snack using the 100 calorie bags calculator.

1. Enter Ingredients

Enter the name of the first ingredient and select from the list of displayed suggestions or manually enter the grams and calories.

example: type in almonds, dried apricots and corn flakes

2. Calculate Recipe

Click calculate and see how many grams of each ingredient you need.

Example: almonds:  20 grams

                Apricot dried 130 grams

              Corn Flakes  28 grams

These 3 make a 100 calorie trail mix.

3. Build Your 100 Calorie Snack

Make sure you use a kitchen scale to measure out the grams of each ingredient and then put the appropriate amount in sandwich bags or plastic reusable containers.  Whether you create your own 100 calorie trail mix snack bags or go with one of the tried-and-true recipes above, these snacks are a great addition to a healthy diet.