Thursday, September 13, 2012

Homemade Trail Mix

Like most families with kids, we spend a lot of time out and about on all kinds of adventures: classes, activities, sports, outings, etc. I try to keep lots of healthy snacks on hand that we can grab quickly as we’re heading out the door (or even for when we’re at home!) For a quick, healthy snack for growing bodies (and for already-grown bodies!) you can’t beat Trail Mix. Making your own is way more frugal and healthy than buying the packaged stuff, so every other week or so, I make a big batch and then store it in little 4oz containers for quick grab-n-go snacks for the family.  This is the basic recipe I use, though sometimes I change it up a little, depending on what we have on hand for ingredients.

Mama’s Trail Mix

2 cups of O-cereal
1 cup of walnut pieces
1 cup of almonds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¾ cup of raisins
¾ cup of other dried fruit (we like to use a mix of chopped apricots and chopped dried apples, but any dried fruit will do)

Mix together in a large bowl. Store in single-serving containers.

A note about the nuts: we use raw nuts, but you can use roasted/salted, if you prefer.

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