Hurricane Trail Mix
This mix is a great snack that you can make ahead of time or even in bulk. It is perfect on-the-go, such as hurricane evacuation but don’t forget it’s great as an addition to any box lunch. Quick to put together and can be made as creative as you want with your own choices. Put out for company as a little nosh or in a glass jar as a homemade gift. Note variations at end of recipe!
Yield 5 cups
1 cup nuts, such as walnuts, almonds, pecans, cashews or pistachios
¼ cup seeds, such as sunflower or pumpkin
½ cup dried small fruit, such as raisins or cranberries
1 cup dried fruit such as apricots, figs or dates, pitted and quartered
¼ cup chocolate chips
2 cups of your favorite cereal
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of cayenne
Salt, if nuts are unsalted
Mix together and put in container with lid. For on the go, place in container or zip lock bag.
Store in cool place. May be placed in refrigerator or freezer as well.
Raw: Use raw nuts and seeds. Omit chocolate chips. Omit cereal.
Vegan: Use vegan chocolate chips.
Gluten Free: Use gluten free cereal.
Dairy Free: Use non dairy chocolate chips.
Diabetic: Use sugar free chocolate chips.
Hurricane Food Tips
Canned soda or coffee
Peanut butter and other nut butters
Single serving fruit cups
Muffins (avoid cheese or
other perishable ingredients)
Popcorn, popped and salted
Canned soups, chili, fish (such as tuna), meat (remember manual can opener!)
Cartons of milk, shelf stable without refrigeration before opening
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
Hard boiled eggs, unpeeled (keeps longer that way)
Tip: Keep lettuce, kale, spinach, other greens and fresh herbs fresh longer by putting them in glasses or pitchers of water.
Carrot and celery sticks
Nuts and seeds
Citrus fruits (keeps about 1 week unrefrigerated)
Hurricane Season Food Tips
We are hunkering down here in Charleston as we see Hurricane Irma approaching. If you are unlucky enough to be in the path of a hurricane like we are, plan ahead to have the right food that has a long shelf life, can withstand hours or days of not being refrigerated and can be taken in a car in case of evacuation. If you have to evacuate, don’t forget disposable utensils, plates and cups, paper towels and plastic garbage bags. Wipes or hand sanitizers are helpful as well.