Sweet ‘n salty, crunchy ‘n chewy – that’s what I call a delicious AIP trail mix! 😀
If you’ve been searching for the PERFECT snack, look no further. I just can’t stop with this trail mix! It’s nut-free, sugar-free and seed-free making it completely compliant during the elimination phase of the Autoimmune Protocol diet.
Plus, all of the ingredients can be mixed and matched with just as yummy of an end result so if something doesn’t appeal to you, leave it out. Want to add something else in? Go for it! This is such a versatile recipe so make it your own. Or leave the recipe as is. Whatever floats your boat!
Things to know about this trail mix recipe..
- The chips do not go soggy. I kept a batch sealed in a mason jar for several days to test this and the mix still had a fabulous crunch! A batch lasts us about a week and it’s still fresh until the very end.
- I used this So Natural brand of freeze dried peaches, which contains no sugar, but many freeze dried fruits do so always, always check the label. I used the whole bag and it’s .71 oz. in size. (Tip: I picked mine up at Dollar Tree for $1!)
- The brand of chips I used is called Kiwa All Natural and they’re the best AIP friendly chips I have ever come across. I’ll be doing a full review on them later this month. (Tip: If you live near a Menard’s store, they’re $2.99 there!) But take note, Kiwa seems to make two types: one with palm oil and one with vegetable oil. If you come across them in-store, read the label. Otherwise, the correct kind, made with palm oil, is here.
- The That’s It Bar I used is the Apple & Strawberry variety found here. The grocery store near me carried a single for $1.99. You could get pretty creative with whatever variety of bar you prefer since there’s quite a few.
- Using the SLICED Tigernuts is definitely the way to go. In my opinion, the whole ones were just too much and hard to chew. The sliced ones offer a similar texture to sliced almonds – YUM-O!
AIP Trail Mix
- 1 Bag Kiwa Vegetable Chips
- 1 Bag Freeze Dried Fruit (Peaches) makes approx 3/4 to 1 c. of crushed pieces
- 1 Bar That's It. (Apple & Strawberry)
- 1/2 C Raisins
- 1/4 C. Shreeded Unsweetend Coconut
- 1/4 C. Sliced Tigernuts
- 1/4 Tsp. Pink Himalayan Salt
Dump the entire 5.25 oz. bag of Kiwa chips AND .71 oz. bag of freeze dried fruit into a gallon size ziploc bag. Close the bag then crush the contents into bite size pieces. For me, that's about dime size and I used a rolling pin. Set aside after this step.
With scissors or knife, cut the That's It bar into pieces about the size of a pencil eraser tip. Next, add the cut up bar, raisins and salt into a sandwich size bag. Toss all around to evenly coat the fruit for that sweet/salty contrast.
Lastly, add the contents of the sandwich size bag into the gallon size bag along with the shredded coconut and tigernuts. Shake all around to mix everything together. Transfer the trail mix to a quart size (32 oz.) mason jar or just keep in the bag. Or, if you're needing on-the-go snacks, portion the entire batch into snack baggies for ready, portable deliciousness!
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