Photo courtesy of Vegan Richa
Temperatures are rising all across the country, and we’re itching to get started on our summer adventures. Along with plenty of sunscreen and a reusable water bottle, our list of necessities for outdoor activities definitely includes a tasty and satisfying make-ahead snack. And one of our favorite ways to give a good snack mix some nutritional heft is by adding some gluten-free ancient grains. Try, for example, one of these delicious recipes:
Popped Quinoa Trail Mix, Real Healthy Recipes
If you’ve never tried popping quinoa, now is a great time to start – just check out the how-to video included in this recipe! The airy, crunchy texture provides a nice contrast to chewy dried cranberries, hearty nuts and other mouthwatering ingredients.
No-Bake Trail-Mix Cookies, The Fit Cookie
Prefer your trail mix in cookie form? We hear you. This quick and easy recipe calls for only five ingredients (including nutritious and delicious cooked quinoa) that you’ll look forward to enjoying on the go.
Sour Cream & Onion Hemp Millet Crunch, Vegan Richa (pictured)
With a base of puffed millet, oats (use gluten-free) and shelled hemp seeds, this savory granola is like nothing you’ve ever tried before. It packs a flavor punch with dried herbs and spices, and also features some maple syrup and nut butter to hold the crunchy, addictive clusters together.
Chocolate Covered Quinoa Trail Mix, Cooking Quinoa
Another delightful twist on a classic granola, this chocolate-y mix is sure to satisfy your sweetest tooth. It’s got clusters of quinoa and granola, dried cherries and cranberries, and nuts – all lovingly coated in rich melted chocolate.
Maple Cinnamon Pecan Quinoa Granola, Wendy at Fit-and-Frugal.com for Ancient Harvest
Packed with Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flakes and Inca Red Quinoa, this tempting recipe is for the die-hard quinoa enthusiast. It’s easy to adapt to suit what you have on hand, and is equally delicious as part of a balanced breakfast or as a grab-and-go snack.
Spicy Sweet Nut & Seed Mix, Nutrition Stripped
Can’t decide between savory and sweet? Well, who says you have to? Dusted with a blend of ground ginger, cumin, cayenne pepper and cinnamon, this flavorful snack mix offers the best of both worlds. It also features nutritious ingredients like nuts, seeds and amaranth to give you the energy you need to power through the day.