What a very long morning! Somehow I went for two runs and don’t understand how that happened. Run 1 started at dark o’clock with Katie. Headlamp required.We finished up juuuust as the sun was finally starting to shine.Six miles while I was still asleep! As I was walking back up to our house Anthony was getting in the car to head to the track. Since I’d started so early this morning I had some time to kill and decided to join in for the running fun. This time in the sun, thank goodness. After all, I had to contribute to the new weekly track food series! This week we’re talking Cry Babies. Remember this awesome 90’s candy? Apparently it’s still a thing. I remember eating so many of these one time that the roof of my mouth kind of disintegrated from all of the sourness.Anthony did a quick, fast workout while I sort of jogged/walked/putzed around for fun. Definitely a lot more laid back in terms of pace and distance from my first workout 😉That was a fun morning with friends. I also found a few minutes to spend some time with my other BFF: Tupperware. Long-time readers might remember my obsession with making the perfect homemade nut/granola bar a while back (see just a few of my recipe attempts here, here, and here). That was fun for about six months and then I got tired of spending time mixing/baking/cutting/wrapping bars every weekend. Who am I?
I had an epiphany and realized that homemade trail mix — aka, a deconstructed granola bar — is a lot easier! And cheaper and healthier than homemade granola bars because you don’t need any sugary syrup stuff to hold the ingredients together This trail mix is super easy to make — I made a big batch in about five minutes this morning. I pack it into 1/4-or 1/2-cup containers to take on the go. You probably don’t need a recipe (just mix fruit and nuts, duh) but here’s my favorite combination in case you’re interested!
Homemade Trail Mix in Five Minutes
- 3/4 C pecans
- 1 and 1/4 C almonds
- 1/2 C peanuts
- 1 C cashews
- 1/2 C raisins
- 1 and 1/4 C walnuts
- 1/2 C dried cranberries
- 1/2 C dried cherries
- 1/4 C dried blueberries
Directions: Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. The end.Off to work! I have a feeling I’ll be ready for bed by about 5 pm.
- Favorite trail mix ingredient? I also love spicy trail mixes with wasabi peas!
- What time did your run start this morning?
- Cry Babies! Did you eat them in the 90s?!