15 April 2015

sweet & savory trail mix with bold honey dijon almonds

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.

As a member of the Blue Diamond Almonds Tastemakers, I was recently sent a can of their Bold Honey Dijon variety and pretty much given free reign to do what I wanted with it.

Being that I'm currently in training mode, I'm constantly trying to balance my amped up activity level with my equally amped up hunger level. Food is fuel and it's important to feed your body with the right kind of fuel so, of course, my mind was instantly thinking about snacks to keep me feeling full and satisfied throughout the day. And when life hands you a can of nuts, what better use is there than trail mix?

Of course, I couldn't decide if I wanted a sweet or a savory trail mix. When you think about it, Honey Dijon is both sweet (honey) and savory (mustard) so I decided to go ahead and make a combined trail mix.

Walking through the store for other ingredients, I honestly just kind of winged it: raisins, mini chocolate chips, and dried apricots which I quartered. The apricots were a gamble since I wasn't sure how the flavors would pair with the honey dijon but something told me to trust my instincts and I'm glad I did. The chocolate I threw in 'cause, well, who doesn't love chocolate? I'm also glad I went for the mini chocolate chips, I think the regular sized ones would have been way too big.

I was a little worried about how everything would combine since this really is such a bold flavor but each bite is like a little party in my mouth!

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

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