Homemade Trail Mix

The Perfect Healthy Snack

Making your own trail mix is super quick and easy to do. It tastes so much fresher and allows you to control the amount of salt by mixing raw, roasted, and salted nuts or seeds in the ratios you desire. This is a great way to get the recommended quarter cup of nuts and seeds into your diet per day for their healthy fats, protein, fiber, minerals and anti-inflammatory compounds.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Makes: 8 servings

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup seeds (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
  • 1/2 cup large flake unsweetened dried coconut
  • 1/4 cup >70% dark chocolate chips (optional)


Mix all ingredients together. Divide recipe into eight servings and store in small containers or snack bags to have ready for an on-the-go snack.

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

About the Recipe Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.