One of the great things about vacationing with six other “free from” bloggers and cookbook authors is the ability to eat everything in sight. It might not be the best diet plan, but it was so nice to enjoy a worry-free break at the beach with good friends. Every last morsel was gluten-free AND dairy-free, a paradise smorgasbord for this group of food-loving friends. There were amazing breakfasts, power lunches, hearty dinners, almost-virtuous desserts, and of course, we couldn’t let our stomachs sit idle for a second, so there had to be snacks. On the first day, we busted into both bags of the Enjoy Life Seed & Fruit Mix I had packed.
I brought one of each variety, and it was hard to say which one that I liked most. One boasted tropical fruit, the other was warm wintry fruit and chocolate. I adore Enjoy Life’s mini chocolate chips, but did find myself diving into the Beach Bash just a bit more. Perhaps it was that coastal vibe driving my cravings at the time. I didn’t get a vote from the others on which one was best, but judging by the sizable dents in the snack bowls, I’m guessing that they were equally enjoyed.
Enjoy Life Seed & Fruit Mix is Ready to Hit the Allergy-Friendly Trails
Since that blogger event, I’ve packed these mixes along on a few hikes. They’re convenient and simple.
Ingredients: sunflower kernels, dried pineapple (pineapple, sugar, citric acid), roasted pumpkin seeds (pumpkin seeds, sunflower or safflower oil, salt), dried cranberries (cranberries, sugar, sunflower oil), dried apricots.*
Nutrition (per 1/4 cup): 130 calories, 7g fat, 14g carbs, 2g fiber, 9g sugars (includes 6g added sugar), 4g protein.*
Ingredients: sunflower kernels, roasted pumpkin seeds (pumpkin seeds, sunflower or safflower oil, salt), raisins, dried cranberries (cranberries, sugar, sunflower oil), semi-sweet chocolate chips (cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), dried apples, sea salt.*
Nutrition (per 1/4 cup): 130 calories, 8g fat, 13g carbs, 2g fiber, 8g sugars (includes 4g added sugar), 4g protein.*
More Allergen Notes*
According to the company, all Enjoy Life products are free–from wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, soy, egg, sesame, casein, sulfites, lupin, mustard, fish, shellfish & crustaceans. These cookies are made in their dedicated facility, but they use an outside facility for their baking chocolate, which is used in some of their trail mix. Here are some further details from Enjoy Life.
Most of our products are made in a dedicated dairy-free facility. Our baking chocolate is produced in a facility that also processes dairy and soy, however, they are produced on a dedicated dairy-free and soy-free line. All ingredients are additionally tested to ensure strict allergen control standards are met.
Top Allergen-Free Recipes using Enjoy Life Seed & Fruit Mix
It’s great as is, but these trail mixes are also fun to throw into the following sweet snack recipes.
- Chocolate Crunch Bark
- Two-Bite Baked Granola Bars
- Twice-Baked Gluten-Free Crispbreads
- Trail Mix Cookies
The Facts on Enjoy Life Seed & Fruit Mix
Price: $4.49 per 6-ounce bag; $1.29 per 1.63-ounce single serve
Availability: Enjoy Life Seed & Fruit Mix is sold at both conventional and natural food grocers throughout the U.S. and Canada. It’s also available online from Enjoy Life and via Amazon.
Certifications: Enjoy Life Seed & Fruit Mix is Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, Certified Kosher Pareve, Certified Halal, Certified Paleo, and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Enjoy Life Seed & Fruit Mix is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Enjoy Life Foods website at enjoylifefoods.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.