Pad thai doesn't have to be an extravagant creation. It also doesn't have to be hot to be totally delicious. And finally, it doesn't have to have an ingredient list that calls for shi* like mirin or Chinese cooking wine that you can only order online or five spiced tamarind paste flavored with unicorn tears.
Sometimes a bowl of hot cereal just hits the spot. This warm little concoction of fruit and nuts delivers a hearty, nutrient-dense fat bomb that easily fills my pre-paleo oatmeal void. However, I will preface this recipe by saying "easy on the nuts" [insert immature chuckle here]. Ok, but actually. Because the base of this recipe is an assortment of nuts (lol), the fat content can really creep up. While healthy fats are critical to incorporate in a nutritious diet, nuts are a fat source that are far too easy to overeat.
Trail mix can be a great snack. Sadly, most of the "healthy" trail mix you'll find in the stores are loaded with totally unnecessary ingredients. On the outside, it looks like a cluster of almonds, walnuts, cranberries, etc....simple, right? Wrong. On the inside it leads off with stuff like "high fructose corn syrup" and "hydrogenated" whatever or "soy lecithin" garbage. I throw my hands up and scream "WHYYY!!!!" Why ruin the already magical and natural taste of nuts, seeds and other trail mix goodies by injecting the bag with all that junk?! I'll never understand, I suppose.