After picking up some chips and salty snacks from the vending machines at work a few different times, I decided that even if I couldn’t find a snack that would perfectly fit my salty craving and my desire for a nutritionally healthy snack, that I could do better than chips from the vending machine. Preferably my snack would taste better too. So I tried some “Zen Party Mix” from Target and loved it. No it wasn’t 100% whole grain or full of protein and fiber, but it did a great job of satisfying that salty craving I get every afternoon.
This last weekend, during my trip to the store, I hoped that The Wedge would have something similar. They didn’t. But they did have some bulk rice crackers and sesame sticks. And I had almonds and wasabi peas at home. And now that I’ve got my own perfect ratio of ingredients, I love my Zen mix even more than the Target version.
Let’s just hope I can ration it out to last me through the week.
Asian Snack Mix – makes about 9 cups
- 3 cups rice cracker mix
- 3 cups sesame sticks
- 2 cups mixed nuts (I would probably add 3 cups next time)
- 1 1/2 cups wasabi peas
Combine all ingredients and mix.