Healthy How-To: Fruit & Nut Mix

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One of my favorite lunchtime staples is a bowl of Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey and topped with some kind of trail mix or fruit and nut blend. I mean, dried fruit and nuts go together like peas and carrots. Chewy sweetness combined with rich, crunchy nuts is both satisfying and delicious.

But I was getting a bit bored with the usual peanut/almond/raisin combo, and also realized that trail mix is on the expensive side. So what's a girl to do? DIY it!

Dried Fruit Options:
Raisins
Cranberries (regular, orange-flavored, etc.)
Cherries
Apricots
Dates
Pineapple
Kiwi
Apples
Bananas
Figs
Plums (Prunes)
...and more!


Nut/Seed Options:
Almonds
Peanuts
Cashews
Pecans
Walnuts
Macadamia Nuts
Pistachios
Sunflower Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds
...and more!

Cost Comparison:
$?/38 oz of mix with almonds, raisins, sunflower seeds, cashews, pumpkin seeds

VS.

$4.50/16 oz dried apricots (used half of a 32 oz bag that cost $8.99)
$8.99/16 oz dried cherries
$7.99/16 oz cashews
$2.99/14 oz sunflower seeds
$7.99/16 oz pecans

Total: $32.46/78 oz - 42 cents per ounce

Ways to use it:
Topping for yogurt
Mix into oatmeal
Eat plain as a snack
Mix with breakfast cereal and enjoy with milk