trail mix


Definition of trail mix 

: a mixture of seeds, nuts, and dried fruits eaten as a snack especially by hikers

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Makayla taught 46 students in her community the importance of healthy eating by developing the curriculum for a health class where the students learned to make fruit kabobs, trail mix and fruit smoothies. Houston Chronicle, "Westside, Hightower high school Girl Scouts receive national honor," 4 July 2018 The sun set at 5:35, and Leclerc and Johnson bivied on the face, probably snacking on trail mix and using a small stove to melt snow to drink. Matt Skenazy, Outside Online, "The Last Days of Marc-André Leclerc," 19 June 2018 People have wanted to include peanuts and trail mix and God knows what else. Washington Post, "Congressman pushing frozen berries for fresh produce program," 9 May 2018 The Washington Post employees want better pay, but are reportedly also demanding enhanced snacks such as wasabi peas, trail mix, fresh fruit and M&Ms in order to compete with rival journalists at The New York Times, according to Business Insider. Brian Flood, Fox News, "'Amazon Washington Post' employees reportedly demand wasabi peas, fresh fruit from billionaire owner Jeff Bezos," 19 June 2018 One of my favorites is this salty + sweet trail mix. Sara Elise, Bon Appetit, "A Neurotic Person's Guide to Beating Travel Anxiety," 31 May 2018 The retail value for packaged nuts, seeds and trail mix in the U.S. alone was $5.7 billion in 2012, and is forecast to rise to $7.5 billion by 2022, according to market researcher Euromonitor. Emilie Schmall, USA TODAY, "Snack food alternative? US pecan growers using trade war to expand their consumer market," 25 Apr. 2018 Turns out, those handfuls of trail mix between meetings do add up Healthy eating and self-control is easy enough to practice at home, where stocking your pantry and cooking your own meals is a given. Sunset, "Are Workplace Snacks Sabotaging Your Healthy Eating Goals?," 22 Jan. 2018 Sales of nuts, trail mix, and organic savory snacks in the United States jumped to nearly $9 billion last year from $7.8 billion in 2012, according to Euromonitor International. Julie Creswell, New York Times, "PepsiCo to Acquire the Fruit and Veggie Snack Maker Bare Foods," 25 May 2018

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of trail mix

: a mixture of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and sometimes chocolate that is eaten as a snack

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