This healthy homemade trail mix is the perfect snack to pack for hikes, camping trips, school, and work lunches, or just the 3pm slump that inevitably hits me every SINGLE day. It’s one of my favorite homemade trail mix recipes, because I can whip it up in minutes and it tastes great, both of which are incredibly important when it comes to snacking! This paleo trail mix recipe (which is also a low carb trail mix) is a healthy and nutritious combination of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and a tad of dark chocolate for good measure.
We usually have a Mason jar full of trail mix at any given time, because it’s just so easy to throw together. The whole family loves grabbing a handful for a snack. Plus, have you seen the prices on trail mix? It’s CRAZY! Make your own! Then you can add as many chocolate chips as you want 😉
What Is Trail Mix?
Trail mix is a combination of nuts, seeds, chocolate, and fruit that is all mixed together. It was originally created for a hearty snack for long hikes.
Now it’s mainstream and just about everyone loves trail mix as a filling and delicious snack.
How To Make Trail Mix
I seriously don’t think you could find a more straightforward recipe in the world! There is nothing to it, and the hardest part is figuring out which ingredients you want to add to your DIY trail mix.
- Mix together nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and chocolate. Give them a shake and store in a glass jar or container. I used almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, pecans, pepitas, hemp seeds, dates, apricots, and dark chocolate pieces.
TIP #1: You can make low carb trail mix by omitting the dried fruit, and using sugar-free chocolate chips.
TIP #2: If you’re taking this snack on-the-go, you can portion the trail mix right into individual containers.
Is Trail Mix Healthy?
Yes, this gluten-free trail mix is SUPER healthy and gives you lots of heart-healthy nutrients and antioxidants. Grabbing a handful of this paleo trail mix recipe will provide you with fiber, protein, unsaturated fats, omega 3-fatty acids, vitamin E, and more. This low carb trail mix makes a great snack because it will give you lots of energy and keep you full.
Plus, when you make any of these homemade trail mix recipes yourself, you can keep track of every ingredient that goes in it. When you purchase it in the store, you will find that most versions have processed ingredients or extra sugars.
How Many Calories Are In Healthy Homemade Trail Mix?
There are 372 calories in this low carb trail mix. That gives you 1/2 cup per serving, and that’s more than enough to give you lots of energy and keep you from being hungry. The full nutrition stats are in the recipe card below, but here are the highlights.
- 8 grams protein
- 15 grams carbohydrates
- 5 grams fiber
The nutrition stats are for this base recipe, but will obviously change depending on what you put in your own mix!
What Can I Put In Trail Mix?
Trail mix is super customizable, and I’ve thrown together a gigantic list of options below. You can go wild and try out as many flavors as you wish. Here are some of my favorite trail mix ideas. What would your combination look like?
How Do You Store Healthy Homemade Trail Mix?
Always store the healthy homemade trail mix in an airtight container. I prefer glass, like a Mason jar, because it stores easily and I don’t have to worry about air getting to the ingredients.
When you add in fruit, that the fruit should be thoroughly dried out. You don’t want fruit that is wet, or it will damage the entire paleo trail mix recipe. If stored properly with dry fruit, it will last around 2 months.
Can You Freeze Homemade Trail Mix Recipes?
Yes, most homemade trail mix recipes can be frozen without an issue. Store them in an airtight container and place the low carb trail mix in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Whenever you are ready to eat it, just remove from the freezer, set on the counter for a few minutes and start munching.
More Paleo Snack Recipes
If you love this healthy homemade trail mix, you should try some of these paleo snack recipes too:
- Easy Whole30 Baked Plantain Chips – These yummy plantain chips would go great in any of your homemade trail mix recipes too!
- Easy Strawberry Homemade Fruit Leather – This is a perfect on the go snack idea!
- Whole30 Homemade Larabars – These are finger-licking good and great for busy days!
Healthy Homemade Low Carb Paleo Trail Mix Recipe:
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Healthy Homemade Low Carb Paleo Trail Mix Recipe
Healthy homemade trail mix recipes are a great snack! This paleo trail mix recipe has healthy fats and fiber. Plus, see how to make trail mix low carb.
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- 1 cup Almonds
- 1 cup Macadamia nuts
- 1 cup Walnuts
- 1 cup Pecans
- 1/2 cup Pepitas
- 1/4 cup Hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup Dried dates
- 1/2 cup Dried apricots
- 1/2 cup Dark chocolate (85% dark)
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
Mix together all ingredients.
Store in an airtight container.
Serving size: ~1/2 cup
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols (though the latter are rarely seen on this site), because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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Amazing! Its truly amazing article, I have got much clear idea about from
It never has made sense to me why trail mixes are so darned expensive. Like you have shown here, it is SO much easier (and cheaper!) to make your own. Added bonus–you get exactly what you want instead of perhaps being left with a bag of one ingredient that you pick out. LOL
Hunting Island has been on my list to visit since we moved to NC!! Except for the camping part, it sounds lovely. 😉 Maybe I should just make trail mix and munch on it while I read up on people who actually enjoying camping.
I couldn’t agree more about the price of trail mix… scary! I love making my own and this looks awesome!
I don’t know why trail mix is pushed aside all the time at my house. It is the perfect snacking food, and with my love for running ever building, I am sure I will need more of this awesome stuff on hand to keep my energy up. Cannot wait to whip up a batch of my own (and use all the Mason jars we have!)
We LOVE Huntington – my parents live in Pawleys Island, so we try to visit as often as possible. Hopefully you have great weather
THIS IS BRILLIANT! The prices are so insane on trail mix! I like the idea of being able to create your own too, then if I want none of that, but more of that, I can make it however I want! LOVE LOVE