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.
- 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.
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.