I’m a big fan of improvising. When I couldn’t find a red & white hat for my Waldo Halloween costume (seriously, where are they hiding?), I decided to buy a white pom-pom hat and red ribbon for $1.99 at Good Will. When I don’t have time to go to the gym, I work out with weights in my room or go for a long outdoor run/walk. When I don’t have an ingredient (or three) for a recipe, I make something new up. And let me tell you: it usually tastes a heck of a lot better. It brings me back to a book my mom and I used to read when I was little, Regina’s Mistake about a little girl who “messed up” on a painting, but ended up making something beautiful out of it. Life is all about improvising, and making something even better because of it. Yesterday, when I ran out of my favorite afternoon snack–almonds–and had no trail mix sitting in the house, I improvised with what I had and created a delicious fall trail mix. Here you go…enjoy!
-1/2 c. peanut butter puffins
-handful chopped walnuts
-handful dark chocolate chips
-1 to 2 TB sunflower seeds
-2 TB raisins or dried cranberries (optional)
Mix up & enjoy for a late afternoon healthy chick’s snack : )