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DIY Trail Mix Workshop

Where: Local Baskit, The Concord Center, 10 Ferry St., Concord
When: Wednesday, July 12, 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $8 
Visit: shop.localbaskit.com/collections/events
 
Sarah Schmidt’s trail mix 
 
Mix #1  
¼ cup of dry roasted or raw cashews 
¼ cup of dry roasted or raw almonds
½ cup of pumpkin seeds 
¼ cup of combined dark chocolate chips and raisins 
Dash of salt 
 
Mix #2 
¼ cup walnuts
¼ cup pistachios
¼ cup almonds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup goji berries
Dash of salt
 
Mix together and store. Makes about 4 to 6 servings. 




Mix and snack
Learn tips and tricks for DIY trail mix

07/06/17
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 If you’re looking for a cheap, healthy snack that’s easy to make and easy to eat, trail mix may be just the thing. 

On Wednesday, July 12, holistic health and wellness coach Sarah Schmidt will teach a DIY trail mix workshop as part of her Wellness Wednesday Summer Series at Local Baskit Marketplace in Concord. 
“We’re trying to inspire people to stay healthy and make healthy choices during their busy summer,” Schmidt said. “Trail mix is a great healthy summer snack to take on the go.” 
Schmidt will begin the class by talking about the health benefits of trail mix, how to maximize those benefits by choosing the right ingredients and using the right ratio of ingredients, and how to customize a mix to suit people’s personal tastes. 
Then, she’ll walk participants through making a sample batch of trail mix to snack on during the class, and a customized batch to take home. 
A balanced, healthy trail mix, Schmidt said, consists of three basic parts: nuts, seeds and add-ins. Participants will create their trail mix using that formula and will have a choice of nuts like cashews, almonds, pecans, walnuts and pistachios; seeds like sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds; and add-ins like dark chocolate chips, fried coconut flakes, raisins and other dried fruit.  
“In general, you should have more nuts and seeds than fruit and chocolate,” she said, “but you can experiment with the ratio and add more or less of something until you find a mix that you like. That’s the beauty of trail mix — it’s really simple and customizable.” 
Trail mix can be enjoyed any time as a snack or as part of a meal. The protein from the nuts and seeds makes it a great snack to take on a hiking trip or an afternoon at the beach, Schmidt said. It’s easy to store and transport (Schmidt stores her mixes in mason jars) and can typically be stored at room temperature for up to several weeks.
If trail mix isn’t your thing, or if you’re looking for more healthy snack ideas, you can learn how to make your own smoothies at the next Wellness Wednesday Summer Series workshop, happening Wednesday, Aug. 9. 
“It will be very similar to the trail mix workshop,” Schmidt said. “We’ll have some smoothie samples, we’ll talk about the health benefits and the formula to use and some different ways of mixing it up.”





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