Unlike other sites that pop up when you type “trail mix blogs” into Google, this blog really is about trail mix – not the campaign trail, or easy-to-carry food for travel, or even a variety of fabrics. This really is about nuts, fruits, crackers and chocolates that are all combined together – trail mix!
My addiction to this every-day delacacy has been rapidly progressing - so much that I can’t even leave my house in the morning without thinking about when I’ll get my next “fix of the ‘mix.”
While trail mix is often veiled as a healthy snack, when eaten too aggressively (the way I tend to do it) it can be high in calories and fat. To combat the potential trail mix bulge, I’ve contemplated giving up all other foods but take-out salads and trail mix. By my rational, such a diet would fulfill all of the major food groups: nuts for protein; cheese in salads or chocolate/yogurt in trail mix for dairy; seeds and crackers/pretzels for grains; and lettuce or dried fruit for the fruit and veggie requirement. Oh my … What would Jillian Michaels think?
This addiction is so all-consuming that I now know the trail mix “hot spots” around town. I need an outlet – and it has to stop being my mouth (save the “that’s what she said” jokes, boys).
So while pondering this issue as I was tearing through and analyzing three different mixes I picked up at Target before starting the three-hour journey to LA from San Diego, the outlet was found! Hello “Trail Mix Trials.”