Great snack mix for carrying or travelling. It provides fats to satiate and to get you burning fats but also is a good source of fiber– plus there are few if any calories from carbs. Experiment with different types of balsamic vinegars to vary the flavor.
4 cups organic coconut “chips” (large shavings of dried coconut meat with no added ingredients)–available from health food stores or wildlyorganic.com
1/4 cup organic sesame seeds
2 Tbsp. ghee, melted
2 Tbsp. vanilla balsamic vinegar (the good-quality Italian import–locally available at Oliveto)
1/2 to 1 tsp. Celtic or Himalayan salt
Melt ghee on low heat–don’t get it hot, just warm enough to melt–and place in large bowl (or melt the ghee in a large metal bowl). Add balsamic vinegar and mix well. Add the coconut chips and toss until all the coconut chips are coated with the ghee/balsamic mix. Sprinkle the sesame seeds and 1/2 tsp. salt over the coconut and mix well. Taste and add more salt gradually to taste if desired. Spread evenly in a large baking pan. Place in oven on lowest setting (my oven has a drying convection option at 140 F) and leave until thoroughly dry (3-6 hours) If your lowest oven temperature is higher, be very careful to watch for overbaking–drying time may vary widely depending on oven temp. You are not trying to toast or even lightly brown this snack mix–just want to dry it very well for storage and portability.