Mega Omega Trail Mix

Mega Omega Trail Mix: A healthy recipe full of Omega-3's for people on the go!

Mega Omega Trail Mix: A healthy recipe full of Omega-3’s for people on the go!

Are you excited about the warm weather and beautiful days of hiking on the horizon? Whether you live in the mountains , or an urban jungle, there’s no question you’ll need your fuel to enjoy the adventures ahead!

This recipe for your own homemade trail mix is not only perfect for a quick snack on the go, it’s also packed full of nutritious goodies. By adding together some of nature’s top foods that are high in Omega-3’s – like walnuts and cranberries – this recipe has selected only the best-of-the-best super food ingredients to give you energy and stay healthy. Of course, if you love other snacks (like chocolate chips!), then by all means add them to the party too! It’s a great way to personalize this recipe to your favorite flavors.

So easy to make and handy to have, this is the perfect, heart-healthy homemade food gift for anyone you care about. Highly recommended for day trips, Father’s Day, or as an essential component for your zombie apocalypse survival kit!

This quick and easy snack would be perfect for Father's Day!

With Father’s Day just around the corner, why not plan a day trip and pack dad this quick and easy treat?

Mega Omega Trail Mix

Yield: 2 cups

Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

1/2 c. walnuts
1/2 c. pecans
1/2 c. pumpkin seeds
1/2 c. dried cranberries

1) Preheat oven to 350 F / 175 C.
2) On a foil-lined sheet tray, spread out the walnuts, pecans and pumpkin seeds in a single layer and bake for 5 minutes until slightly browned.
3) Allow to cool and toss with dried cranberries. To maintain freshness, store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 2 months.

Gifting Idea:

For portability and handy access over a long trip, this trail mix will package up nicely in any resealable container or bag. For a truly unique idea, choose an interesting container, such as this “sardine can” from JB Prince (they sell them in large packs, but I was able to purchase just a few in their store for a dollar each). Practical for carrying, it also adds a fun and campy feel to this food gift.

This container designed to look like an achovy tin is perfect for this treat!

A fun container designed to look like an anchovy tin would pair perfectly with this homemade food gift.

8 thoughts on “Mega Omega Trail Mix

  1. Healthy and so vibrant in color, texture and flavor. I am eating with my eyes. I love sardine-can-presentation! I can’t argue with anything even slightly related to smoked fish (which definitely highlight your omega 3-6 theme). 🙂

  2. Yum! This is my husband’s dream come true. He practically lives on walnuts and cranberries. (And no I did not marry a squirrel.) I have to make this for him.

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