Breakfast, lunch and dinner, make up our daily intake of food. However, there is a 4th kind of meal that most of us cannot say no to – snacks! Be it a midday snack, an evening snack or even a late-night snack all of us have been there and done that. Now, while snacking by its own isn’t an issue, it is what we snack on that can tip the scales of a healthy diet, our workouts, and diet plans.
So, what should one eat when a sudden hunger pang strikes during the after-meal hours? Something greasy and full of saturated fats like chips, cookies etc? Nah!
May we suggest a snack full of nutrition instead, satiates hunger pangs with a small portion and are incredibly tasty?
TRAIL MIX it is!
The birth of trail mix
Originally developed in the early 1900s, by Horace Kephart, as a snack for hikers to give them an extra boost of energy, today trail mixes have become a snack for all. Authentically made from a mix of nuts, dried fruits, seeds, grains, raisins etc; trail mixes are as tasty as they are nutritious.
Convenience, ease & abundance of nutrition
One of the things that makes a top pick for a snack is the fact that it is extremely lightweight and totally portable. A small pack that hardly takes up any space in one’s bag, packs a big punch of nutrition nonetheless.
Rich in fibre and essential vitamins; they make for a perfect mid-day snack and also a good ingredient for the breakfast. From salty and crunchy to sweet and savory, healthy trail mix these days come in hundreds of combinations.
Healthy from the first bite to last
Modern-day trail mixes come in more variations than one and we’ve got a wide range of them. From salty and crunchy to sweet and savory; we’ve got a variety of them. Some of the top picks are:
While these variations do take the humble trail mix a notch higher, the nutrient content of it is not sacrificed at any cost. For instance, watermelon seeds that are a common ingredient in all of the above variants are an excellent source of proteins, vitamins, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, magnesium, zinc, copper, potassium and more. On the other hand, flax seeds found in our trail mixes are a rich source of Lignans, which may reduce cancer risks and are also fibre rich, thus keeping the gut healthy at all times.
So, the next time you are thinking of replenishing your snack stock, opt for healthy trail mixes from Omay instead of greasy fatty packaged ones.
31st August is celebrated as Trail Mix Day and what better day to blaze on a new trail than the Trail Mix Day!
And to make the day extra special, we’re running a special offer on all trail mixes from 28th – 31st Aug. So, go ahead and step onboard the trail mix wagon, we are certain you’ll swear by it! Here’s the link to shop our super energetic Trail Mixes packs: https://www.omayfoods.com/pages/trail-mix-day-offers