When I get flyers in the mailbox they basically go straight into the recycling bin. But the other day, I saw a Bulk Barn flyer and right away knew I needed to make some good old trail mix! It’s no secret that nuts and seeds are expensive, so I put together a short list of how to save money when making trail mix recipes. This recipe costs about $7 in total to make but would have easily cost double that if purchased pre-packaged. The recipe below will last me about 1 full week when eating about 1 handful once a day. I highly recommend portioning this recipe into a few containers to avoid eating all the mixture at once?.
How to make affordable trail mix
- Buy in bulk (go to Bulk Barn or your local store that sells items in bulk) as it is normally a bit more affordable than purchasing the item pre-packaged.
- Look for any nuts/seeds that are on sale that week.
- No shame in the coupon game! Look for any coupons that can be used on your purchase. For example, Bulk Barn had a $2.00 off any $10.00 purchase coupon.
- Keep your homemade trail mix simple. Choose 3-7 items (nuts/seeds/dried fruit, etc.).
What are some of your tips for creating affordable trail mix? I would love to know in the comments!
- 2 cups raw almonds
- 1 cup dark chocolate chunks (I used this brand)
- 1 cup roasted chickpeas (roast them yourself or purchase pre-made)
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup coconut chips
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and store in medium size mason jar or portion them into individual containers.
Thanks so much for reading!