Just wanted to let you know that these easy, make-ahead breakfast delights are sponsored by my friends over at Krave Pure Foods, Inc!
This quick and easy, protein-packed fall trail mix recipe only uses 6 ingredients! It’s a healthy gluten, grain and dairy free portable snack!
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Hi, my name is Taylor and I will find any way EVER to sneak protein into ALL THE FOOD that I eat.
You with me on that?
Knew I liked you.
Snack time is one of my favorite times of the day in the sense that it’s this magical little happy moment in my real-person-food-eating-life, where I get to sit down for a few minutes and bask in the bliss that is perfectly-portioned little bites of food between meals.
They’re quick to eat, which means they don’t take time out of our busy-person lives. But, they’re those little moments that get us through the HANGY. And, the snacking opportunities and flavors that you could choose – like Thai curry roasted cashews or homemade paleo protein bars – THEY ARE ENDLESS.
In real-life news and life questions: how on Earth is it ALREADY mid-October? Liiiike, I feel like we were just singing Christmas carols and eating our favorite healthy ginger snap recipe and mint chocolate cashew cream no bake bars together because it was Christmas 2016. NOW, it’s ALMOST HERE AGAIN.
With all the holiday-happenings that I know the VRY VRY social and fun person that you are is attending, this means that you might not be home when the SNACK ATTACK hits. Do not worry my hangry little friend, I’ve got your snack-back TODAY.[clickToTweet tweet=”This easy, protein-packed Fall Trail Mix Recipe is perfect for busy days! @Kravejerky ” quote=”This easy, protein-packed Fall Trail Mix Recipe is perfect for busy days! @Kravejerky ” theme=”style2″]
This homemade trail mix recipe is gonna save YOUR VERY LIFE.
It is SUPER easy, only 6 ingredients and you can pack it around in adorable little baggies while popular-you attends every holiday shindig that your little <3 <3 <3 desires.
Social butterfly – no hangry involved? THAT’S YOU.
What goes into a trail mix?
Well, I am glad you asked my internet friend, because there are a few things that you could mix when trail mix is the end goal. My favorite things to add to an easy trail mix recipe are:
- Nuts for the CRUNCH.
- Dried fruit for the SWEET.
- Spices for the FLAVOR.
However, N-O-N-E of these things are really rankin’ high on the “build-my-muscles-all-the-protein” scale that I like my food to have. I got a remedy 4 U though. About to blow your mind in 3…2…1:
Like salty, flavorful, PERFECTLY chewy little morsels of tender beef-y bliss that mix and mingle with the sweet dried cranberries and pears and toasty-roasty and CRUNCHAYYYY pecans that we have going on in this delicious snack concoction.
My jerky of choice? KRAVE Pink Peppercorn Beef Jerky . It’s all-natural, with no artificial ingredients and minimal processing <– It’s also got this amazing deep, peppery flavor that mingles with the earth rosemary and fall-flavored cranberries and pears in a way that can only be described as SNACK NIRVANA.
Plus, did you know it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month? This little flavor of KRAVE Beef Jerky is in partnership with the Susan G. Komen Foundation and 10% of the retail sales price for each product sold will head RIGHT on back to the foundation.
As someone who has lost a close Aunt to breast cancer, It gives me all the feel-good vibes knowing that my snackin’-sesh is also for a good cause, WHILE feeding my muscles and hungry belly.
There’s something so magical when good food combines with good causes, and it all comes together with a BURST of cozy-fall-flavors in only 20 MINUTES.
So many good things, internet friends.
Go forth and do good, snack good and FEEL GOOD.
Fall Trail Mix Recipe with Protein
- 1/2 Cup Raw pecans (60g)
- 1/2 tsp Extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 tsp Ground rosemary
- Sea salt
- 1 Bag KRAVE Pink Peppercorn Beef Jerky roughly chopped
- 6 Tbsp Dried pears, diced * (60g)
- 4 Tbsp Dried cranberries, roughly chopped (36g)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
- In a small bowl, toss the pecans with the olive oil. Sprinkle on the rosemary and a pinch of sea salt and toss until evenly coated.
- Spread evenly on the prepared pan and bake until golden brown and "toasted" smelling - about 10-13 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes.
- Once cooled, roughly chop the pecans and place them into a large bowl. Add in the remaining ingredients and toss until evenly mixed.
- Store in baggies, or an air-tight container and DEVOUR!
THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY MY FRIENDS AT KRAVE. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO CONTINUE CREATING GREAT CONTENT FOR YOU BY SUPPORTING PARTNERSHIPS WITH SUPER-FAB BRANDS THAT FOOD FAITH FITNESS LOVES TO WORK WITH! AS ALWAYS, OPINIONS REMAIN 100% MY OWN!
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: SMARTPOINTS: 9 POINTS+: 6. OLD POINTS: 5
(Based on the recipe serving 4 people)
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