trail mix

Trail mix is easy to make and lasts for weeks in airtight container on the kitchen counter. It is an excellent no- mess, on-the-go snack, but it’s not just for the trail, it makes a terrific high-energy breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • Dry snacks: cereal (low in sugar – i.e. Cheerios, Kix, Corn Chex, etc), small pretzels, whole grain crackers, graham crackers or rice cake pieces, or animal crackers.
  • Dried fruits: Cherries, apricots, raisins, mangoes, or coconut flakes (Tip: big pieces of dried fruit can be cut up easily using kitchen shears).
  • Nuts and seeds:¬†almonds, pecan pieces, cashews, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or peanut pieces.

Preparation:

Combine any or all of these ingredients in an airtight container and toss gently to mix. Store airtight. Lasts for weeks.

Age to introduce: Over 18 months. Trail mix can be a choking hazard for children, especially those who have difficulty with textures. If you have concerns, supervise your child while he/she is eating it.