Being allergic to most nuts, I have a heck of a time finding trail mix that doesn’t have almonds, pecans or other nuts that make me itchy and swollen. In fact, the glorious few that I can eat are peanuts, cashews and pistachios. I’ve never quite figured out why I can eat some nuts while others turn me into an itching, swelling beast. I think it’s the “tree nuts” I can’t eat but I don’t really have the inclination to research the birth of nuts on wikipedia.
So, I typically make trail mix myself. My favorite sweet-and-salty mix-o-goodness is one that Trader Joe’s used to carry… until they decided people who can only eat peanuts don’t need a trail mix of their own!
Now I make my own.
Equal parts of:
– Dried cranberries
– Dried pineapple
– White chocolate chips
Of course, if peanuts are your arch-nemesis, then go for one of the nuts that can kill me. It’s okay, I won’t mind.