Thursday, September 4, 2014

Which trail mix should you buy?

Last week, I provided a list of recommended granola bars. After the overwhelming positive response and readership of that article, I decided to follow it up with the same recommendations - but this time for trail mixes. Between bulk mixes and pre-packaged, the possibilities are endless. So which should you choose? Just like the bars, it depends on what you are using the trail mix for and/or what time of the day it is being consumed. So here are a few options that are nutritionally sound, based on timing and use. Note: this list is NOT all-inclusive and represents general recommendations. Your specific needs might be different.

+Available from Trader Joe's specifically, though may be elsewhere
*Available from Whole Foods specifically, though may be elsewhere

Pre-weight lifting
Meijer Traditional Trail Mix
Trader Joe's Simply Almonds Cashew Mango Trek Mix (Gluten-Free)+
Sahale Snacks Singburi Cashews (Gluten-Free)*

Pre-endurance training
Planters Nutrition Antioxidant Mix
Rick Bayless's Milk and Honey Mexican Mix*

Post-weight lifting
Love Your Health Soul Mix (Gluten-Free)
Trader Joe's Go Raw Trek Mix+

Post-endurance training
Trader Joe's Organic Trek Mix Simply Cashew Almonds Cranberries (Organic, Dairy-Free)+
365 Treasure hunt Trail Mix (Vegetarian)*

Snack (not around training time)
Planters Nutrition Sustaining Energy Mix, Honey Nut
Trader Joe's Simply Almonds Cashew &Chocolate Trek Mix+
Doctor in the Kitchen, Cinnamon and Currents (Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan, Organic, Dairy-Free)*

Snack if trying to lose weight (not for high-level athletes; not around training time)
Planters Nutrition Wholesome Nut Mix
Trader Joe's Triangulated Wasabi Trek Mix+
Gone Nuts Sesame Teriyake (Vegan, Gluten-Free)*

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  1. I used to have clients ask about this ALL the time! Thanks so much for posting! Now, for me personally, I just need to figure out how I can NOT make myself eat the whole bag! Ha!

    1. Thanks for your comment. Glad you found the post helpful! Yes, trail mix is indeed delicious....