Quick and easy Paleo snacks may be a little harder to come by, but thankfully trail mix is still on the list. I've always used roasted nuts as a backup energy snack for long days at work, bike rides and hikes, or just as a snack around the house.
So I made a whole list here of all kinds of trail mix, from salted and spiced nuts, to sweetened with honey and coconut. It all just depends on how your taste buds are feeling today.
I've narrowed it down to 8 absolutely amazing recipes that you should try. They all have something a little different to offer so see what floats your boat!
Looking for something Salty, with a little kick and TONS of flavor? Try this one out. It's lightly coated with olive oil, cinnamon, and ginger. And then a pinch of cayenne to give it just a little pop. This is my go-to recipe when I need something quick and delicious for the road or for long days at work.
Maybe you're craving something a little sweeter? Maple flavored pecans is what you're looking for then. You don't just have to eat these by the handful (even though it's hard not to), they work great on salads, with appetizers, and go surprisingly well with all sorts of raw vegetables. I absolutely love maple flavored anything (stereotypical Canadian much?), and I've made this recipe way too many times.
If you like a hint of rosemary in your meals then you'll love this one. Most everyone has tried some form of flavored almonds, but this one is quite unique and amazing. It adds fresh rosemary, a bit of onion powder, and garlic with olive oil. Lightly roast in the oven and you have a very simple but elegant snack.
This is just like delicious candy in Paleo form. If you have sugar craving but are looking for an alternative to fill that void, then look no further. Candied pecans work great for snacks while watching the game (Superbowl snacks!), for the kids, or when guest or over. Or you can be like me and just make it all for yourself because candy!
One thing we haven't covered in our list is a nut mix with Smokey BBQ flavors. And that's just what Lisa from cookeatpaleo has solved using a little Paprika in her mix of almonds, cashews, and walnuts. The secret here is the smoked paprika and smoked sea salt, which taste like my favorite BBQ chips before going Paleo. Seriously, thank you for this recipe.
The Sweet and Spicy nut mix is pretty much out-of-this-world fantastic. This recipe is a little more involved but its soo worth it. And if you ever bring this into work where everyone can try it I would expect it to be gone within 5 minutes (I know from experience). An assortment of spices creates fireworks of flavored, followed by the sweetness of agave nectar. It's something you have to try at least once.