Earlier this summer I did some experimenting with my diet and found that a lot of my difficulties with fatigue, headaches and pain seemed to be linked to corn. When I don’t eat any corn or corn products I feel immensely better. It was an easy diet change for the benefit. But being as how I didn’t purchase a lot of processed foods to begin with, it wasn’t a terribly hard transition. I do admit I miss popcorn and the occasional corn chip, but really, a small sacrifice for feeling better than I have in a long long time.
Part of the diet change is that I’ve also eliminated most grains from my snacks. I’ve replaced them with nuts, which I already really liked. I’ve been making several different nut mixes, and this is my favorite!
Cranberry Almond Mix
1 1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup flake unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup mini Ghirardelli chocolate chips (Ghirardelli is one of the brands of chocolate chips that doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup in it)
Mix altogether and portion out into 1/4 cup servings in snack sized resealable bags