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Snacks- How do you get your protein?

January 6, 2017

This week, Molly from My Name Is Yeh, has been popping up on my social media feeds. If you take a look at her site, you will know why.  When I went to check out her blog, I saw beautiful creations that I will never attempt to make such as the Vegan Chai Cheesecake With Earl Grey Fig Sauce. Embracing my own culinary skills, I will share with you one of my favorite snacks… that I am sure your dog could make …WHILE BLINDFOLDED! As always, I am setting the bar nice and low.

How do you get your protein? 

When I mention to people that I do not enjoy consuming animal meat, the above question is what I am usually asked. One way is through nuts! However, when I go to our local Target and see trail mix, I am always discouraged by the price. As a way to save money and better control my snacks, I will create my own trail mix. Below is one of my favorite mixes and the recipe I used as a guide.

Sue’s Camp Mix (Original Recipe) 

2 cups canola oil
1 tsp dill
1 pkg ranch original or spicy dressing

Beat oil + dressing in a measuring cup. Microwave mixture for 1.5 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine:
1 small box cheese crackers
1/2 bag of butter pretzels
dry roasted peanuts to your liking

Pour dressing mixture over snacks a little at a time. Stir well to coat. Let mixture dry until no longer shiny. Stirring occasionally. Store in covered container. 

And my version…

Snack Mix – Jess Remix

2 cups canola oil

1 pkg original ranch


1 pkg spicy ranch

Beat oil + dressing in a measuring cup. Microwave mixture for 1.5 minutes.


In a large bowl, combine the following items (many of which I don’t know the names of):



Pour dressing mixture over snacks a little at a time. Stir well to coat. Let mixture dry until no longer shiny. Stirring occasionally. Store in covered container. Eat the entire container in one sitting when you decide to give up on your 2017 resolutions. 


 Enjoy!