Sweet Salty Trail Mix Recipe and the Power of Peanuts!

This sweet salty trail mix recipe is part of a sponsored conversation with Planters and FitFluential but all opinions are my own.

When my stomach starts rumbling or I finish my workout at the gym, I always refuel with healthy snacks. In fact, I find myself reaching for a snack every few hours throughout the day. Rather than grabbing relatively empty carbs that don’t keep me full, I try to include protein whenever possible. Without high protein snacks, I tend to get ‘hangry mom syndrome’ which leaves ME cranky and my kids wondering if they should leave home for the rest of the day until I come out of my funk. Nuts deliver from 4-7 grams of  and are definitely one of my snacking favorites. When I was asked to partner with Planter’s Peanuts on this campaign, I knew it was a great fit. Peanuts can be eaten straight from the container or tossed into an easy trail mix recipe for protein and wholesome snacking all day long. And since they are a hit with my teens, we go through a lot of them!

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Sweet Salty Trail Mix Recipe with Protein Packed Peanuts

Peanuts are a delicious snack and one ounce of dry roasted or oil roasted peanuts provides 7 grams of protein and 6 essential nutrients. They also provide multiple essential vitamins, nutrients, and fiber. Protein helps fill you up and keeps you satisfied longer so nuts are the perfect pre or post workout snack. The sweet salty trail mix I made got tossed into a resealable container and goes right in my gym bag for my morning workout. A few handfuls in the car on the way to the gym is a great way to keep my blood sugar up. You worry about fat? DON’T! Peanuts contain heart-healthy “good” fats – more than 80% of the fat found in peanuts is made up of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These healthy fats can help keep blood vessels supple and lower cholesterol.

High Protein Snacks and a Sweet Salty Trail Mix Recipe

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Planters offers a wide range of products including single-nut and mixed-nut varieties. Want to add a little variety to your nut snacking? Try a new flavor of peanut! Add a little bit of heat with Chipotle Peanuts or a little sweetness with Salted Caramel Peanuts. Planters Cocktail, Salted Peanuts and Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts are all are below the FDA sodium requirement for the Nuts and Heart Disease Health Claim (270 mg/28 g). Keep your pantry stocked with Planter’s Peanuts for a nutritious proteinpowered snack!

Planters Peanuts and a Sweet Salty Trail Mix Recipe

To view the full line of products, please visit Planters.com and follow Mr. Peanut on Facebook at Facebook.com/MrPeanut or on Twitter at @MrPeanut. Now that I have my delicious sweet salty trail mix recipe finished, it is time for me to hit the gym and keep on working towards my healthy living goals!

Sweet Salty Trail Mix Recipe is the Perfect High Protein Snack for On The Go Snacking

Sweet Salty Trail Mix Recipe


Yield: 3 cups

Sweet Salty Trail Mix Recipe and the Power of Peanuts!

Sweet Salty Trail Mix Recipe is the Perfect High Protein Snack for On The Go Snacking

This sweet salty trail mix recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you fueled for an on the go lifestyle!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup Planters Peanuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 3 to 4 TBSP salted sunflower seeds


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and store in a resealable container. Grab a handful or two for on the go snacking!


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Planters . The opinions and text are all mine.

6 thoughts on “Sweet Salty Trail Mix Recipe and the Power of Peanuts!”

  1. I love fresh trail mix like this! The salty, sweet and savory all balance each other out, and provide a yummy experience for my mouth.

  2. Nuts are such a great source of energy and they fill you up. I like the trail mix recipe you shared here and would like to try it.

  3. Oh my goodness, this one is looks good and tasty! This is my kind of snacks and I’m sure kids would also love it.


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