Paleo Nut-Free Trail Mix will make you equal parts happy & satiated!
This weekend I’ll be taking my first trip away from Grace for 48 hours. Wish my husband luck – he’ll be playing stay-at-home dad during that time! He’s looking forward to having some quality one-on-one time with his girl.
I’m heading to New Orleans for a big bachelorette weekend with some of my best friends from all over the country. We’ll be doing tons of sightseeing (including a ghost tour), drinking (excessive is the word of the weekend) and eating! I won’t have any say in the restaurants though which means it may be hard for me to get nourishing meals in!
While I’m planning on tanking up on all the nutrients once I get home, I also am upping my Purse Snack Game. Nary an avocado will be in sight in my diaper bag backpack this weekend! Yup – traveling in style since I have to bring my breast pump with me to the bars! (First time pumping & dumping!)
This Happy Trail Mix fits the bill for my Paleo-friendly snack situation – nut-free, antioxidant-rich, full of healthy fats & delicious!
My PALEO NUT-FREE TRAIL MIX INCLUDES:
Raw Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas):
In just one serving of this mix, you’ll get IRON (about 20% DV), FIBER (5g), MAGNESIUM (about 50% of DV) & they’re anti-inflammatory (perfect for any hangover that will ensue!) You can find these at any health food store in the bulk section! Great price too & much cheaper than nuts!
Toasted Coconut Flakes (I use Dang brand):
Slightly sweet Dang Toasted Coconut Flakes add a delicate crunch and 20g of heart-healthy (yep, you read that right) saturated fat! Fat makes you full without tanking your energy and causing drastic blood sugar fluctuations! Fat is also another powerful detoxifier & the sweetness from the coconut will take care of any travel cravings!
What’s a trail mix without raisins!? They’re also full of fiber to keep you full and their chewiness can’t be beat! They’re also travel constipation busters! But don’t stop at raisins – you can use dried wild blueberries, apple juice sweetened cranberries, dried white mulberries, and even diced organic prunes to keep you regular!
Alter Eco 90% Dark Chocolate:
Okay… but really… what’s a trail mix without dark chocolate!? Dark chocolate is an incredible source of even more fat, fiber, antioxidants, magnesium and iron! Talk about the building blocks to a full tummy, a happy heart and an energized body! I have been loving dark chocolate that is 85% and higher for years. In fact, I ate dark chocolate everyday during pregnancy and was happy basically the entire time!
What else will I be bringing on my trip to keep me nourished?
Paleo on the Go meals:
I ordered several AIP Menu Paleo on the Go meals that I’ll be picking up today! They are located only 20 minutes from my house! But they also ship so if you have travel coming up and don’t want to skip meals… make your life super simple with POTG! The meals are so delicious and crafted by an executive chef.
I ordered the Beef Breakfast Empanadas (breakfast), Bangers & Mash (breakfast the day I get home), Bacon Apple Chicken Burgers (lunch), Beef Brisket with AIP BBQ Sauce & Roasted Garlic Mash (airport lunch) and Strawberry Pop Tarts (for Grace as a special treat while I’m gone!)
Did you know Paleo on the Go has a full AIP MENU including breakfast & snacks!?
I find gummies very filling since they’re full of protein from grass-fed gelatin. They’re also a great way to get gelatin in your gut when you don’t have access to bone broth and collagen smoothies. I have a recipe for 4 different gummies in The Healing Kitchen that use whole fruit instead of fruit juice and don’t contain added sweetener.
These crunchy and salty seaweed sheets are addicting and contain trace minerals from sea vegetables and sea salt. My favorite brand is Sea Snax. Kids love them too!
In my opinion, the tastiest Epic Bar flavors are also the AIP-friendly ones (nightshade-free)! I will be bringing several bars of the Uncured Bacon & the Bison Cranberry! You can also chop these up and put them in your trail mix!
Green Juice (purchased at destination):
Green juice is my #1 detox go-to. Not only am I stocking up on the large bottles of Suja Power Greens before I travel but once I arrive in New Orleans, I’ll be sourcing green juice and stocking my hotel fridge! Any hangover won’t stand a chance when I’m downing a liter of green juice, or so I’d like to think.
Party Smart Hangover Remedy:
I haven’t tried this herbal supplement before but it contains several herbs that are supposed to speed the detoxification of alcohol from your body. After reading reviews, most people said it worked for them! I’ll give it a shot and let you know on Instagram how it worked!
Glutathione is a master detoxifier so I’m bringing my glutathione supplement with me. I much prefer liquid glutathione but it requires refrigeration so I’ll be taking a capsule form with me and taking it once or twice per day.
Also, need tips on dining out with food allergies while traveling!? Check out all of my best tips HERE!
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (shelled)
- 1 cup toasted coconut flakes
- 2/3 cup raisins
- 2.5 ounces 85% or higher dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
Mix all ingredients together in a container or bag. Divide among 4 small bags for mini on-the-go travel snacks.
You may use roasted and salted pumpkin seeds as well, but try to find a brand that uses olive oil rather than vegetable oil.