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Kate's Ambrosia

May 7th, 2007 | 6 Comments »

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So with all the good news out there about the health benefits of eating nuts, having a container of trail mix, or gorp if you are so inclined, on your counter for snacks seems like it would be a great idea, doesn’t it? Lots of grocers and all natural food stores carry bulk products where you can scoop out what you want and customize your mix to your liking. It’s a simple, easy snack that you can take anywhere; Mike will scoop up a baggie full to have in the car when he has a client meeting and it keeps him from stopping to get something junky when he is on the road.

For our favorite blend, I like to use dried apricots, craisins, dried blueberries and black raisins for the fruit; soynuts, unsalted roasted almonds, unsalted sunflower nuts, pistachios and salted roasted peanuts for the nutty component. I throw in handfuls and stir until it looks right; it certainly isn’t rocket science. Some salt is ok, and for whatever oddball reason, I really like dried apricots dusted with some of that salt. I have sometimes put in chocolate chips, flaked coconut or currants too. It’s entirely up to you as to what you use, that’s the beauty of it. So if you’ll pardon me, I’ve got the munchies and a perfect snack to satisfy it.

6 Responses to “Kate's Ambrosia”

  1. Marty says:

    I don’t think I’ve seen or heard the word “gorp” since Girl Scout camp 13 years ago! This post brought back memories :)

  2. I always have a little snack bags of nuts and dried fruit with me in the car. It’s a healthy, filling standby that never disappoints.

  3. Kristen says:

    OK – well my GORP actually has M&M’s in it, so that kind of defeats the purpose of healthy, doesn’t it? :)

    One more day to a new Grey’s!!!!

  4. This is a great mix, I think I may start taking it to school with me. I always get the mid-afternoon munchies.

  5. Claire says:

    Yum…this looks so good! I love almonds, pistacios, and cranberries. SO good!

  6. Katie says:

    I’ve actually been wanting to keep a bowl of mixed nuts on the kitchen bench to use for snacks. Because when we get snacky we eat unhealthy stuff, I’d rather have a handful of nuts. I know it’s not good in large doses, but apparently they can fill you up really quickly. :)