{gluten-free birdseed snack mix}

I was up and at ’em early today.


It’s my last day as a WOL — a “woman of leisure,” the nickname my husband gave sister Laura and I this summer.

My alarm was set for 6:00, just like a work day. I wanted to get up. Get moving. Make the best of this day. (“carpe the hell out of this diem” were my exact words on Facebook… don’t let Emmie read that part, Jules)

So far so good. Got an hour walk in by the lake — Milwaukee is a beautiful city, isn’t it?

Little, hidden treasures on the trails — ones you had never noticed before.

There’s something about being up early and soaking in some sun, treating your body to some heart pumping lovin’… it’s a good reminder that life is good.

And although my early rising didn’t necessarily get me a worm — I did come home HUNGRY and in need of a quick snack. (this was the point where I wished I had done some of my baking BEFORE the walk)

I wanted something filling, yet healthy — so I raided the pantry and came up with this.


GLUTEN-FRee “birdseed” snack mix

Combine equal parts of the following in a bowl:

  • Nuts of your choice: cashews, peanuts, almonds, pistachios, etc.
  • Raisins (I used light and dark)
  • Dried berries: cherries, blueberries, cranberries, etc.
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional — I just tossed a few to use them up)

It will fill you up and you’ll have a healthy snack to toss in your work bag for the week — see, I’m slowing adapting back to real life. 🙂

What else could we throw in there? ANYTHING you have in the pantry could work for this. Do you have favorites for your snack mix combo? Do tell!


7 thoughts on “{gluten-free birdseed snack mix}

  1. I love snack mixes! My name is Cindy and I blog over at Vegetarianmamma.com I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we’d love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! You can find this week’s link up here: http://vegetarianmamma.com/gluten-free-fridays-recipe-party-2/
    Also be sure to link up your blog on our Gluten Free Bloggers directory. You can reach the directory by clicking the “glutenfree bloggers” tab on our blog! Thanks, Cindy 🙂

  2. Love mixes like this. Great for snacking when out running errands all day. Hard part is STOPPING. Portion control! I like to chop the nuts a bit. I’m a “small pieces” person. My son, too. Hubby can’t seem to understand. He’s a CHUNK person. He’s the meal chef at home.
    By way of introduction: I enjoy your blog and have been following for some time. I started a gluten free, some vegan, bakery this year in Austin, Texas. Misty Morning Bakery.
    Cheers, Sue Willman

  3. Missy loved the pictures! I enjoyed the walk with you! Loved the bird, by your bird seed mix, in the picture. Keep up the good work:) Have a great last day:( before returning to work! Love ya

  4. Ha! Emmie was sitting right next to me when I was reading this! We had just finished reading your earlier post (which we LOVED). Emmie loved the shout out. We love you! Enjoy your day!

  5. Sarah, you put together a great healthy snack! And I love the pics you took during your walk, they are beautiful! It makes me want to take a walk by the lake. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

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