Benefits of Trail Mix

The combination of the healthy fats, fiber, and protein will make you feel full longer, so you’re less likely to overeat. And the health benefits don’t stop there. Nuts are naturally low-glycemic foods, which means they won’t raise your blood sugar levels as quickly as other foods.

How Healthy Is Trail Mix?

It’s fast, it’s tasty and easy to make — and yes, trail mix can be good for you, too. You can just grab-and-go with a handful of trail mix. It offers satisfaction to hunger and usable energy for your body. Just how healthy your trail mix is depends on the individual ingredients you use.

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Why Trail Mix Has So Many Calories

Trail mix has the reputation as being a nutritious food designed to fuel your body and give you the energy you need to be physically active. While certain ingredients in trail mix certainly earn that impressive reputation, other ingredients do little more than drive up the calorie content of the snack. Learning the difference between the good-for-you ingredients and the ones that supply empty calories is the key to making a nutritious batch of trail mix.

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Trail Mix Recipes

Mountain Trail Mix

Mountain Trail Mix

  • Prep

    5 m

  • Ready In

    5 m

Recipe By: PastryExpert “A snack for people on-the-go!”


  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup almonds (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 (1.69 ounce) package candy-coated milk chocolate pieces (such as M&M’s(R))


  1. Combine the cashews, peanuts, almonds, raisins, and chocolate in a bowl. Store in an airtight container to store.