Homemade Trail Mix for Diabetics
This homemade trail mix for diabetics is a simple sugar-free, low carb, keto trail mix for people with diabetes or on a keto or low carb diet. I made this simple homemade trail mix for diabetics who are trying to reverse type 2 diabetes without medication. This sugar-free trail mix blend is simple, convenient, and healthy.
It is simple because there is no baking or cooking required for this particular homemade trail mix for diabetics. You simply have to put the ingredients in a bowl, give it a light stir, and then store it in an airtight container. It is very similar to this homemade keto trail mix recipe, but this recipe has an added twist of flavor to keep things interesting.
This homemade trail mix for diabetics is convenient because it does not have to be refrigerated. Therefore, if you lose electrical power during some sort of natural disaster, you will still have something to eat. Then too, if you have to take an unexpected road trip that requires traveling for long hours, you can eat a handful of these and not have to worry about finding a diabetic-friendly or keto-friendly snack to eat along the way.
And last, but not least, this homemade trail mix for diabetics is extremely healthy. I will endeavor to keep this concise, so I will just say that low sodium keto trail mix or homemade trail mix for diabetics is a premium fuel for anyone. Nuts are filled with a healthy combination of vitamins, minerals, and fats. However, health benefits of eating peanuts are even more noteworthy. The healthy beneficial fats found in nuts will help keep you full while the vitamins and minerals can help keep you feeling really good. You can learn even more in the special peanut and peanut butter write-up in the SIMPLE (Fall 2020 Edition).
I originally tossed this homemade trail mix for diabetics together to eat if the hurricane knocked out the electricity for a few days. However, it turned out to be one of my diabetic road trip snacks. Before leaving, I shared containers of this homemade trail mix for diabetics with family members are reversing type 2 diabetes without medication. I did so because many post-disaster food kits often contain a lot of high carb foods that will elevate blood sugar levels significantly. So, this keto trail mix is a healthy little must-have for some people who are not just on a low carb diet to lose weight.
Homemade Trail Mix for Diabetics
So, let’s get to the simple recipe.
- 2 c. Unsalted Peanuts (I like Planters)
- 1 c. Salted Peanuts (I like Planters)
- 1 c. Unsalted Pecan Halves (I used Fischer)
- 1 c. Unsalted Walnut Halves (I used Fischer)
- 1 c. Lily’s Sugar-Free White Chocolate Chips
- 1 c. Lily’s Sugar-Free Butterscotch Chips
- 1 c. Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (Optional)
*I found all of the ingredients at my local grocery store. However, I know that will not be the case for everyone, so I included links for purchasing the ingredients. At the time of this post, some of the Lily’s sugar-free chips were not available online. Bake Believe is another really good sugar-free chips alternative that I often find at my local grocery store. So, if you are sitting in a hotel right now, you can check the local store for some of these ingredients.
A combination of mostly unsalted nuts were used to keep this keto trail mix blend healthy enough to eat all day if needed. I added one cup of salted peanuts just to give it that nice sweet and salty taste that a typical trail mix might have. Nuts are all very high in potassium, a macromineral that lowers blood pressure levels in a person with healthy kidneys. So, this homemade trail mix for diabetics may actually lower your blood pressure too. The sugar free butterscotch chips and sugar free white chocolate chips have a wonderful taste and contain a minimal amount of sodium (if any). I hope you all enjoy making and eating this homemade trail mix for diabetics.