I have noticed that if I don’t eat some sort of high-protein snack within 30-45 minutes of working out, I am absolutely ravenous by the time I eat dinner. I usually opt for a few pieces of cheese and some fruit, but every once in a while I get a craving for something sweet and then end up buying a sugar-laden granola bar from the snack bar in the break room at work.
This little snack mix is perfect, not only for a post-workout recovery but also when those late afternoon hunger pangs kick in and you are looking for something to nibble on. Pepitas and sunflower seeds are high in protein and fiber, which help to alleviate your hunger and keep it at bay for awhile. Raisins and flaked coconuts are full of vitamins and minerals. And the Reece’s, well there aren’t any health benefits of Reece’s. Sorry! They just taste good.
I added more raisins and Reece’s because I wanted my snack mix to be on the sweeter side; however, feel free to play with the ratios to make it as salty or sweet as you like. I ended up having to make two batches of this mix. One for me to take to work, and one to snack on at home.
Autumn Snack Mix
- 1 cup shelled pumpkin seeds roasted and salted
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds roasted and salted
- 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup red-skinned Spanish nuts
- 3/4 cup Reece’s pieces
Stir together all ingredients in a large bowl.
Store at room temperature in an air-tight container.
Makes 4 cups