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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Trail Mix Day

Hip hip hooray - Aug. 31 is National Trail Mix Day. While its origins are unknown, this annual “food holiday” celebrates trail mix – a healthy snack usually comprised of dried fruits, nuts, seeds, granola, coconut and a bit of sweet chocolate. Legend has it that some surfer dudes invented trail mix back in the '60s.

Like the name suggests, trail mix is the perfect pick-me-up while hiking on a trail or a great lunchtime or afternoon snack. Trail Mix, also referred to as GORP (an acronym for Good Old Raisins and Peanuts) is available in a wide variety of prepackaged trail mixes found at your local grocery store, but you can also make your own, adding your preferred ingredients.

Aug. 31 is also Princess Diana Memorial Day and Eat Outside Day.

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