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Simple to prepare and made with all wholesome ingredients, this healthy snack can be taken with you wherever you go!
Everyone has their “witching hour”, right?
I used to think of it as the time of the day when my infant would be cranky. But now I think of it as the time of the day when I start mindlessly snacking.
So when does your “witching hour” begin?
Mine is definitely from 3:30-5:30. Ok, that’s two hours, but you get the idea. I am getting snacks for my kids, helping them with homework and most likely doing ten things at once. Because you know women are the best multi-taskers EVER.
I always try to have my healthy, portion controlled snack ready, but some days I end up eating my kids’ snacks AND my good intentioned nutritious snack. Just keeping it real here, my friends. I am far from perfect. I realize that I need to make every effort into having my own nutritious, protein-packed snacks to try to prevent my mindless overeating.
All this talk about food…who’s hungry?
I love snacking on roasted chickpeas. The one problem with them is that they are seriously addictive. And, well, we all know you shouldn’t eat an entire can of beans in one serving, right? Right. Especially me since I have major intestinal issues. You catch my drift?
I thought if I added some other healthy ingredients and make it into a “trail mix”, then I could stretch it out longer and make the most amazing, delicious, healthy snack in the entire world.
What’s also amazing about this is that this is completely customizable to whatever you like. One week I added dried blueberries, one week I added some granola, another time I added almonds, the possibilities are endless. Go ahead and use whatever you have in your house.
Roasted Chickpea Trail Mix
- 2 cups roasted chickpeas
- 1 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup chocolate chipss
- 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup puffed brown rice
- 1/2 cup dried apricots
Completely cool roasted chickpeas.
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
Separate into individual containers or resealable bags containing 1/4 cup each.
I hope you enjoy this healthy snack! Don’t forget to put them into individualized servings or you just might eat it all in one serving. Just saying…