Whole 30 Jane says, "I'm done with Paleo! It treats my gut like a rag doll." So says anyone who has done "processed paleo" for a while and finds that there is just something still not right. Maybe a little digestive issues, maybe time to try a Whole 30 and give the system a restart. But snacking can be tricky, until you find Trail Mix like this that is already Whole30 friendly, and nearly perfect in flavor. Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, currants, cashews, almond, coconut: what isn't included here? Even if Whole 30 Jane has never been in love (with trail mix), she only knows she wants THIS. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Worried that your favorite "paleo-friendly" trail mix is going to totally blow your Whole 30 this spring? There are tons of benefits to doing a full 30 days right on plan, but it is easy to take a mis-step. I'd be worried, too, with the very precise guidelines set down to have an official full 30 days of clean. But have no more fear around something as fraught with worry as dried fruit and nuts: True Fare is here for you. Just grab some of their galactically awesome Trail Mix and you'll be singing all the way to your next compliant meal.
It's all in the mix. Simple. Real. No extra weird stuff. The nuts are gently roasted with a smear of olive oil and a later sprinkling of sea salt. Then the nutty mix is combined with coconut, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and nutrient rich cranberries and currants. It is the simple and yet most balanced trail mix you'll find without lots of added "stuff". It's clean, it's compliant, it's delightful.
Why Galactic Trail Mix for Whole 30 is so good for you
Paleo, as interpreted by many of the websites and books and folks out there, is pretty broad these days. Packaged foods and meals and things with natural sweeteners but aren't those still sweeteners and not just rice but noodles made from rice but they're gluten-free and . . . oh my! Get back to basics with a trail mix that is nothing but nuts and fruits and a pinch of salt. No funny stuff, nothing but a gentle roasting to bring out the flavor and keep your taste buds smiling while your tummy rumbles are calmed for hours.
Here are some of the amazing ingredients in Galactic Trail Mix
Sunflower seeds are one of those superfoods that was super-popular in the 1970s, and used in countless bad recipes involving tofu, beansprouts, and shredded carrots. But there’s a reason why sunflower seeds were so popular — they’ve got an amazing nutritional profile. Sunflower seeds are high in protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Pumpkin seeds are a powerful superfood that everybody should be eating every day. They’ve been used medicinally for thousands of years, and their health benefits are off the charts. They’re loaded with magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and vitamin K, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and key amino acids like tryptophan and glutamate. Recent studies (none sponsored by Big Pumpkin) are piling up, all underscoring the positive health effects of pumpkin seeds.
Full Ingredient List:
Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Raisins, Cranberries, Black Currants, Cashews, Almonds, Organic Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, Olive Oil, Sea Salt
How to consume Galactic Trail Mix
Open the package, of course. Then:
- One nibble at a time
- Sprinkled on full fat yogurt
- Attached to your face at the gym
- Garnish for your best kale salad
- Final condiment on anything curry
About True Fare Paleo, in their own words
True Fare isn't just all about Trail Mix and Hog Skins (yep, that's them, too!). In addition to offering their clients awesome snack foods and ingredients, True Fare is primarily a meal delivery service, with the stamp of approval from Whole 30! Here's their story:
"Chef Richard Bradford moved from Connecticut to Atlanta in 1995 to study engineering at Georgia Tech. After finishing undergrad, Chef Richard returned to the Northeast to attend the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. While studying, he worked with Main Course Catering in New Paltz, NY. In 2003, he apprenticed at Disney’s California Grill, in Orlando, Florida.
Upon returning to school, Chef Richard launched his first catering company, Hits the Spot, staffed with fellow CIA students. Hits the Spot provided full service catering to clients in Hudson Valley, Westchester County, and Western Connecticut. After graduating from CIA, he returned to Atlanta and founded RSB Catering. After 7 successful years leading RSB Catering, he sold his company and formed RSB Foods.
RSB Foods, formed in 2012, has a vision to change the way people eat. Led by Chef Richard Bradford, and Chef de Cuisine Amy Crites, RSB developed True Fare Meals. Our brand of gourmet prepared meals adhering to the Paleolithic (or Paleo) Lifestyle. Paleo in its modern application is a lifestyle where we eat only wholesome foods, free of chemically processed ingredients. Also we focus on using grass-fed and free-range antibiotic-free proteins. Paleo by it's principles removes grains, dairy, legumes, and processed sugars from the modern human diet. It is by nature a gluten-free lifestyle that promotes optimal health and performance."