It’s All About Improvising: Healthy Chick’s Fix-It Fall Trail Mix

23 Oct

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 : ) 

2 Responses to “It’s All About Improvising: Healthy Chick’s Fix-It Fall Trail Mix”

  1. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic October 24, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    I make my own trial mix too and I’m always so happy with it. I love peanut butter Puffins!

    • healthychicks October 24, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

      It’s so fun to experiment. Tonight we’re carving pumpkins, and I can’t wait to make up a trail mix with the seeds : )

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