Pistachio Trail Mix

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Pistachio Health Institute.

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How many of you started 2014 with fitness or healthy eating goals?  Our family has been trying to make healthier choices for the past few months, but with busy schedules, house hunting frustrations and never ending temptations it hasn’t always been easy.  Between all this and my kids asking for a snack every time I turn around I knew it was time to add some healthier snacks to our line-up to help us stay on track. Choosing a healthy snack that taste good, like our make your own Pistachio Trail Mix, makes you feel good too!

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You can go nuts with this healthy Pistachio Trail Mix and create your own healthy snack with just a few of your favorite mix-ins.  And it’s super easy and portable so you won’t be tempted to reach for that cookie that keeps tempting you.

Pistachio Trail Mix Cups

Start with your favorite healthy ingredients.  We like pistachios, dried apricots, dried mixed fruit, pretzels, popcorn, and chocolate covered pomegranates for a little something sweet.

Pistachio Trail Mix Mixins

Give your kids scoops and containers to create their own healthy creations.

Scooping Pistachio Trail Mix

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Kids Healthy Pistachio Trail Mix

You can make snacking fun and more mindful with “The Pistachio Principle.”  Did you know that in-shell snacks provide visual cues and may slow consumption, thereby potentially reducing calorie intake.  And with pistachios you get more nuts per serving and a serving of 30 pistachios makes a satisfying, deliciously healthy snack of only around 100 calories!  Pistachios are also a good source of fiber, providing 12 percent of the daily value per 30 gram serving.  So besides the health benefits, this tasty Pistachio Trail Mix will help you feel full longer…which means I may also get a break from hearing my kids say “Mom, we’re hungry!”

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And if you need a little extra boost to help you stay on track with your healthy living goals check out The Pistachio Health Institute.  They have lots of great information about pistachios, their benefits, and overall awesomeness.   Find out more about heart health, weight management (pistachios are great for helping with this!) and more. They’ve teamed up with celebrity fitness trainer, Valerie Waters, to share mindful eating and fitness tips to help anyone get red-carpet ready in the New Year.  She’s got some great tips in this infographic.

Shine Like the Stars Infographic

I think my favorite tip and the one that resonates the most with me is “You are just one workout away from a good mood!” I definitely need to remember that when my frustrations from house hunting set in!

Guess what the The Pistachio Institute and Valerie Waters have teamed up to offer the Shine Like the Stars promotion where 3 winners will receive an awesome prize pack!  Head over to the PHI Facebook page and enter to win, you’re nuts if you don’t!

Shine Like the Stars Giveaway

3 winners will receive “Shine like the Stars Sweepstakes” prize packs, which include:

  • (1) Valslides autographed by celebrity fitness trainer, Valerie Waters
  • (1) Valerie Waters workout DVD
  • (1) Valerie Waters workout instructions
  • (1) Pistachio Health tote bag
  • (1) Pistachio Health nut container
  • (3) 8 oz. bags of pistachios
  • (1) $100 VISA Gift Card

To enter, participants must Like the Pistachio Health Institute Facebook page and enter their name, address and contact information here: http://bit.ly/1ccjp8i.

Let’s chat: What are you doing to get healthy and fit in 2014?  Share your favorite snacks or healthy living tips with us in the comments below.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Pistachio Health Institute.

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Comments

  1. This looks absolutely delicious! I LOVE pistachios! I think my kids might even like this, too!

  2. YUM! I adore pistachios and I love all the things you added in. I never would have thought to make trail mix like that. Thanks for sharing!

  3. My kind of snack. Love the combo of flavors!

  4. I love pistachios and have a bunch in my pantry right now! I am pinning this for later, this is going on my list of things to make.

  5. Looks like a yummy snack to make and bring to work!

  6. I love pistachios and eat them plain all the time, but these are such great textures and flavors to put together to make a snack mix! Perfect for on the go to if you put them in little containers or baggies.

  7. Thanks for posting this. I am always looking for healthy and YUMMY snacks for the kids!

  8. This is great for snacks and car trips when you don’t want to stop for junk food.

  9. this is yummy, I’m pretty sure my kids will love it.

  10. This is a great snack, and it fits in with my diet. Pinning to make this.

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