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Healthy Gorp Recipe Collection

Healthy Gorp Recipe

Gorp is great for camping and hiking in summer as carry along treats or just anytime you are on the go.

The Oxford English Dictionary cites a 1913 reference to the verb "gorp", meaning "to eat greedily". A gorp picker can be a term used for a person who will only eat certain things out of any mixed food. Other references say Gorp was invented in 1968, when two california surfers mixed raisins and peanuts together for a quick energy snack. So which did come first? That remains a mystery!

What is NOT a mystery is the fact that gorp (aka trail mix) is a great snack when energy levels are lagging. Dried fruits are full of antioxidants. And nuts offer vitamin E, protein, and healthy fats.

AND! Trail Mix (or gorp) makes the perfect gift-in-a-jar for any holiday, or just as a 'thinking of you' gift. It's very colorful and looks impressive in a decorated jar.

Trimming Tips: Replacing 1-ounce of dry peanuts with 1-ounce of pretzel sticks will eliminate 100 calories. Two-cups of Cheerios has the same amount of calories as 1/2-cup of granola.

Onto our collection of healthy gorp recipes!

Did You Know?

Protein-packed trail mix (or gorp) is more than delicious but adding fruits and nuts makes it even more nutritious! A recent review in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that these two foods may boost memory and fight depression. The bonuses were most evident in older adults. Eat half a cup of nuts and 1 to 2 cups of berries daily, says Peter Pribis. Fresh fruits and nuts are always best, but about 1/2 to 1 cup dried berries are good, too.

August 31 is National Trail Mix Day.

Dried Fruits

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