As I settle here in my forties, there is a single truth I’ve solidified: I need a snack.
I’ve impulse bought hundreds of dollars at Target enough times to know that if I’m in the world without a snack in my purse, my credit score is in danger. Yes, the stakes are that high. Because I am an adult in charge of preventing my own blood sugar dip, I ALWAYS have an array of snacks in my purse. Sometimes it’s a smashed granola bar (a true delicacy), sometimes it’s half a bag of Sour Patch Kids. When I’m at my best, it’s a jar of this trail mix – a salty sweet, hearty and healthy snack perfect for throwing back in the car and only buying what I actually need at Target.
Here’s what I combine to make this super satisfying Purse Granola™.
Of course, you’ll use whatever suits your taste but go for a mix of salty, crunchy, chewy sweet dried fruit, candy coated chocolate, and nuts that are plain and simple. Things like dried cherries, dried mango strips, and candied ginger made great additions. Dry roasted edamame? Yes, you’re thinking about this correctly. No wrong answers, friends.
Oh also! This is the simple and beautiful leather purse I’ll have for the literal rest of my life.
Carry on friends! My love to you.
Love, love, love the trail mix, as does my husband. Would have liked specific portion or ratio guidelines since I’m weird like that. And it’s pretty, too!
Mmm yum! I love a good trail mix or granola bar. I always have something around ready to grab. Curated and homemade to my liking is best: currently into pepitas, spicy crunchy chickpeas, sunflower seeds, almond of hazelnuts, and candied ginger. Purse snacks for the win! Paired worth my fav water bottle.
Thank you for sharing this, Joy. You’ve got the right idea my friend. I’m so glad I’m not the only one with snacks in her purse. I literally can’t leave the house unless I have snacks on board. Trail mix is also my favorite as well as Kind bars. I currently have just a mix of walnuts and chocolate chips because I need to make a grocery run. I even stash them in my choir notebook at church, shhh don’t tell. xo
Yes yes yes ??? I am with you friend. PURSE SNACKS for the legit WIN.
Have a wonderful night and day – from your friends at Cordial Organics in Southern CA
XoShelly and Desi