Trail mix is a fun snack with infinite mixing possibilities. Also known as GORP -- or good 'ol raisins and peanuts -- trail mix isn't just for hiking anymore. With any nut-fruit-sweet combo, trail mix provides necessary fats and natural sugars to keep you going outside without weighing you down. Mix up a big batch of trail mix and keep it in an airtight canister or sealed bag for easy access.
A basic trail mix recipe usually contains peanuts, raisins and M&Ms. Try it with any dried fruit such as mango, papaya, cherries or cranberries; add sunflower seeds, nuts, pretzels or yogurt-covered raisins. Spice it up with wasabi peas, shredded coconut, crystallized ginger or white chocolate pieces -- get as exotic as you want. The fun part is experimenting with flavors a lot of effort required.