If you love snack like I do, you want to make sure to avoid sugar-rich treats such as muffins, candies, or unhealthy carbohydrate-laden potato chips. Instead, you can make your own healthy trail mix snack recipe. When you make your own trail mix snack recipe, you have the ability to select healthy ingredients. Once you have the ingredients, the trail mix snack recipe can be put together in less than 2 minutes.
When you eat at least 4 to 5 small meals per day, you need very healthy snacks between breakfast and lunch, and between lunch and dinner. The trail mix snack is appropriate to eat between lunch and dinner.
In today’s fast pace world, it is very easy to make unhealthy food choices when you are on the go. You have to resist the temptation of eating sugar-rich treats such as muffins, candies and chocolate. Eating healthy snacks will ensure to keep your weight under control.
The trail mix snack recipe I am showing you today is very healthy, because it is rich in antioxidants. As you may know, antioxidants promote good health as they help avoid diseases. More specifically, antioxidants help slow down the oxidation of cells in our body. When cells oxidize, they generate free radicals, which are also known as cellular bi-products. It is perfectly safe to have a manageable amount of these free radicals in the body. However, when the free radicals are in excess, they can wreak havoc on our organism’s cellular apparatus.
What are free radicals?
Free radicals foster a destructive process within our cells, making these cells unstable. In some cases, free radicals play a big role in the formation of cancerous cells. The oxidative damage of the cells contribute to many diseases such as muscle and tissue degeneration, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc.
If you want to expose yourself to more antioxidants, you need to incorporate fruits and vegetables in your diet. By increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables, you help reduce your chances of suffering from a heart disease or cancer.
The antioxidant-rich trail mix snack contains a wide variety of fruits that are rich in common antioxidants such as beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, alpha lipoic, selenium, and melatonin. Beside the trail mix snack, cranberry sauce is also rich in antioxidants. The recipe for a homemade cranberry sauce is also easy to follow.
Ingredients for the healthy trail mix snack recipe
-Sesame seeds and almonds
-Antioxidant fusion: goji berries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries and raisins
Directions for the healthy trail mix snack recipe
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, and store in an airtight container such as a resalable plastic bag.