When thinking about school snacks it’s a balance to make sure they are easy to pack, tasty and nutritious. In our house, Trail Mix has become a go-to snack. Even when creating a trail mix without nuts (because of school regulations), trail mix can still be a great protein source. Trail mix meets all of my requirements for snack time, is easy to make and easy to transport – to school, work, or when travelling.
You can buy some pre-made trail mix, but try to make sure there isn’t too much sugar or salt in them, or added ingredients you may not want. Instead, why not make your own? You can select what you want to put in it and customize it for your family. Here’s a list of our trail mix ingredients:
- Unsalted Almonds
- Unsalted Walnuts, halved
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Dried Cranberries
- Salted Sunflower Seeds
In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together – we tend to use equal parts of everything, but sometimes a little bit less cranberries. It’s a simple combination but even my kids will eat it!
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