Onion Ranch Low Carb Trail Mix
This homemade ranch and onion flavored low carb trail mix is absolutely delicious! Since nuts are nutrient-rich, they contain lots of healthy fats that will help keep you full. Therefore, I made this low carb trail mix recipe small. You can always use the 2x and 3x button down below in the recipe to double or triple the recipe as needed.
This trail mix is made with almonds, cashews, protein puffs, and fried onion straws. It is a really savory little low carb trail mix that I think many of you will enjoy making and eating. If you live in or near a large city, you can likely find some version of most of the ingredients at a local grocery store. However, links are included in the recipe for the ingredients.
The low carb trail mix is not only delicious it is also quite healthy as well. You can learn more about the health benefits of almonds, protein and how much protein we need. Protein is very important for all of us. It helps our skin stay youthful looking when we eat enough and also capture some of the health benefits of Vitamin C along with it. While that is a superficial reason to eat enough protein, it is really a reflection of what’s going on on a cellular level with your joints, veins, and arteries (just to mention a few).
Tips & Suggestions
So, here are just a few ideas, suggestions and tips for making this low carb trail mix.
First of all, you can make this low carb trail mix keto by swapping the cashews for macadamia nuts. Cashews are wonderfully delicious, but they are one of the nuts that are higher in carbs when compared with others. Macadamia nuts are one of the lowest carb nuts. Nevertheless, this low carb trail mix is still very keto-friendly for my keto friends to eat.
Secondly, you can make this little trail mix relatively low sodium by adding unsalted almonds and lightly salted cashews. The protein puffs and crispy onions are both salted. So, once you let this ranch and onion flavored low carb trail mix sit for some hours, the salt will rub off and the flavors will fuse into the almonds and cashews.
I made this and three other trail mix recipe combinations with 1 of the 4 Protein Puff sampler bags that I ordered online.
Low Carb Trail Mix (Ranch & Onions)
- Place all of the ingredients in a small Tupperware dish or Ziploc bag.
- Give the container or bag a few gentle shakes.
- Serve and/or eat up.
- If you can wait some hours, the trail mix will taste even better as the onion and ranch flavors have time to fuse into the almonds and cashews.
If you enjoyed this low carb trail mix you may also like:
- Homemade Diabetic Trail Mix (Sweet & Salty)
- Homemade Keto Trail Mix (No Sodium)
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries (Sweet & Lightly Salted)
- Chili Cheddar High Protein Low Carb Trail Mix (Savory)
- Keto Chocolate Caramel Sundae Trail Mix (Sweet & Lightly Salted)
I thoroughly enjoyed this savory trail mix! So I am looking forward to making it again. Let me know how you liked eating this low carb trail mix.