Healthy Trail Mix

Maintaining energy levels and strength during cancer treatment and recovery is key, so it’s important not to miss meals. Trail mix can be a great help in this regard, since it’s compact and easy to eat on the go; if you’re out all day at doctor’s appointments, pack some up with a piece of fruit and some water. To maximize its nutritional value, choose raw nuts and seeds as these contain beneficial oils and antioxidants. Additionally, buy unsweetened, unsulfured dried fruit as sulfates can lead to inflammation.

Healthy Trail Mix

Makes: 4 ½ cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • ½ cup raw walnuts
  • ½ cup raw pecans
  • ½ cup raw Brazil nuts
  • ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup unsweetened dried cherries
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Pinch of sea salt


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. The mix will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 month. You can always create your own mix. Combine 1 ½ cups of your favorite nuts, 1 cup dried fruit, 1 cup seeds, and ½ cup other mix-ins, such as dark chocolate chunks, shredded coconut, or chopped crystallized ginger. A pinch of seasoning, such as sea salt, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, or curry powder, can go a long way. Consider toasting your nuts and seeds in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for added flavor.
Healthy Trail Mix
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