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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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.
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 protein–powered snack!
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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
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Planters . The opinions and text are all mine.
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.