Trail mix is delicious – too delicious. I’m fairly sure it’s defined as “a calorically-deceptive mixture of nuts, seeds, grains, dried fruit and other portable snacks”. A handful of trail mix is less like a snack and more like a meal. It’s designed to be a quick source of energy but there are thousands of varieties, many of which aren’t that nutritious. It can also be pretty expensive. The best solution is to make your own. I tried to strike a good balance between fat, carbs and protein. This spicy-sweet mix combines spicy peanuts with honey mustard pretzels and dates. No measurement or ingredient is absolute, modify this recipe to your liking.