In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday…and the millions of PB&J sandwiches Moms make for their kids…I’ve got the easiest, 2-ingredient sweet snack for you: PB&J Trail Mix!
This SuperSwap version pairs the classic trail mix ingredient of peanuts with freeze-dried strawberries as the star ingredient.
Most fruit in trail mix contains C.R.A.P. like cranberries (dipped in sugar to make them less tart), banana chips (fried in oil!), or yogurt-covered raisins (don’t be fooled, this is frosting, not healthy yogurt). However, freeze-dried fruit undergoes a special cold dehydration process so they remain extremely flavorful, but they’re free of added oils and sugar.
You can get freeze-dried fruit without added sugar or oils at places like Trader Joe’s, Target, and Amazon HERE. Use it in trail mix, oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies, or even salads!
PB&J Trail Mix
This trail mix has the natural sweetness of strawberries and the light saltiness of peanuts!
Makes 1 serving
1/2 cup freeze-dried strawberries
2 tablespoons peanuts
Toss ingredients together
Per serving: 170 calories, 9g total fat, 19g carbs, 5g fiber, 8g sugar, 5g protein
Strawberries provide more immune-boosting vitamin C than an orange.
Peanuts contain protein, fiber, and good fats that help fight hunger.
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PS: Happy Mother’s Day to my mom Nance & all the great Moms out there! xoxo
I am excited to get started, however I am having a small problem with structure and food plans. How much protein daily do I need to keep it healthy ? If I cut out meat protein and get my protein from plant sources, how much should I be eating daily to stay healthy. This is all so new to me. I am a beginner!!!!! I want to lose weight and portion control is important to do so. How much protein do I need daily?
You don’t have to cut out animal protein totally, you can mix & match plant + animal protein. If you want to start getting more protein from plants, the best sources are beans, lentils, nuts, & seeds. So I encourage beginners to take it slow & have fun. Swap meat for beans & lentils in things like tacos & stir-fries…and add nuts & seeds to things like oatmeal and salads. THE FACTS: You need at least .36 grams of protein per pound of body weight, so for someone who weighs 150 pounds that’s a little over 50 grams per day. Instead of counting/obsessing about grams, I just encourage people to make sure every meal and snack they include a source of protein. If meals end up about 15g each and snacks are a few grams each…that’s easily over 50g/day.