Thursday, October 13, 2011
Trail Mix for the sugar craves (sugarless)
This time I am exercising like 5-6 days a week, so hopefully I'll see a change?? I've been exercising like that for 1.5 months and I have lost exactly ONE POUND. Yes, even going off dairy and eating mostly whole/healthy foods. Nice. I hate when people say breastfeeding makes you lose weight. NOT FOR ME!!!!! I digress.
I went off sugar, but I wanted to have something to stick in my mouth in the afternoon when my blood sugar gets low and I am apt to stuff it with cake, cookies, chocolate...whatever I can find. So I made this trail mix out of things from the bulk bins at Whole Foods and my nut stash from Costco. It is D E L I C I O U S. So I wanted to share:
Raw pumpkin seeds (WF bulk)---these are packed with minerals and vitamins
Sunflower seeds (hulled, WF bulk)--- again, super nutritious
raw almonds (costco--so cheap)---nutrition facts
cashews (WF-prepackaged is cheaper than bulk)---nutrition facts
walnuts (Costco)--never knew how good these were for you!!
peanuts (with skins)--- nutrition facts
raisins and currants (unsulphered--WF bulk)---nutrition facts
Goji Berries (WF bulk)---nutrition facts
**SUNSPIRE grain-sweetened chocolate chips!!! (WF-baking aisle) they are sweetened with grains, no sugar! woohoo! I didn't put a ton in there, but it does really make this trail mix seem decadent. This was the only ingredient that I felt was pricey, but $5 for chocolate chips seems worth it when you are off sugar!
I don't really know how much of each of these I put in... I just made it by throwing the ingredients into a tupperware container and make sure it was a ratio of dried fruit:nuts/seeds that I liked. This mix is so nutritious, so delicious, and satiates that mid-afternoon (or late night) sugar craving. go make it.