Hit the Trails

Chef Lisa’s Kitchen

Summertime in Western Pennsylvania brings so much to life outdoors. I’ve always enjoyed the time when we conditioned our bicycles and hit the trails as a family. Whether we are cycling or hiking, we always get hungry for something that will keep our energy levels up. Before we head out for the day, I make my famous Trail Snack Mix full of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, dark chocolate and pretzels.

My husband and son about to hit the trails!

Preparing and consuming all natural organic and free from products is important to me. As the spokesperson for SHOP ‘n SAVE and their Wild Harvest brand, I can confidently say that I am a true testimony to how eating healthy is the key ingredient (no pun intended) to being healthy.

Next time you “Hit the Trails” be sure to pack yourself a grab bag of this sweet and crunchy natural treat - recipe compliments of yours truly!

Till next time,
Chef Lisa Hegedus
Owner and Operator of Caffe Barista located in Greensburg, PA

Hit the Trails Mix
By: Chef Lisa Hegedus

Ingredients: One cup of each of the following...
  • Wild Harvest Organic Dried Cranberries

  • Wild Harvest Organic Seedless Raisins
  • Wild Harvest Organic Kettle Corn

  • Wild Harvest Organic Pecan Pieces

  • Essential Everyday Walnut Pieces

  • Dark Chocolate Almonds
  • Essential Everyday Mini Pretzels
  • Essential Everyday Dry Roasted Peanuts
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of each of the following...
  • Wild Harvest Organic Raw Cane Sugar
  • Wild Harvest Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Essential Everyday Sea Salt

Toss together all ingredients except chocolate almonds; coat with sugar, salt and olive oil. Spread on non-stick baking sheet. Roast for 8-10 minutes in preheated 325 degrees oven. COOL COMPLETELY! Add chocolate almonds and place into single serve re-sealable Essential Everyday food storage bags.

Yields eight, one cup servings.

Blog and recipe created by Chef Lisa Hegedus from the kitchen of Caffe Barista - www.cbcloud9.com