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Over the course of the last five or ten years, the United States has experienced something a culinary revolution. Fueled by the popularity of cooking shows like “Top Chef” and Food Network stars like Rachel Ray, Americans have embraced the kitchen as ground zero for a do it yourself movement. Home cooks who started simple with “30 Minute Meals” quickly advanced to more complicated meals. But one corner of the food world has been relatively untouched by this revolution, snack foods.
When it comes to small snack foods, even dedicated foodies find themselves at the mercy of unhealthy, and expensive processed foods. This situation is extremely unfortunate given the fact that putting together healthy snack foods is about as complicated as mixing nuts and dried fruits.
That’s right, good old fashioned trail mix is one of the healthiest, and easiest to make power snacks around. The key to mixing up good trail mix is going easy on the candies and heavy on the dried fruits.
Home chefs who have been bitten by the gourmet bug can make their snack mixes as simple, or complicated, as they like. For example, try adding rich tasting pistachios nuts instead of regular peanuts.
Creating your own power snacks is a fun and tasty way of eating smart.