Trail Mix Packing

Trail Mix

‘Hell-o’ spring!  Or, actually I feel like I’m saying, ‘Hell-o’ mad-dashing, crazy schedule, momma juggling calendar time frame.  Yup, it’s the spring schedule and we are finding ourselves in the car running to and from more than not!  So, what’s a mom to do? Pack some emergency snacks for the ride….

Trail Mix is one, non-refrigerator on the go solution!

Trail Mix

Trail Mix Packing by Jodie Fitz

Sharing my favorite combination…

Dark Chocolate morsels

Dried Cherries

Pumpkin Seeds

Raw Almonds

Sunflower Seeds

Making your own trail mix can provide a little no-bake kitchen fun while encouraging children to take healthy bites while snacking on the go.

There are many ways to mix a trail mix and this combination is only one of our pantry favorites.  Here are a few ways to involve the kids in the process;

  • Line up all of the ingredients on the counter and have them pour them in one at a time to create a layered affect.
  • Be certain to use an air tight container when making trail mix for pantry storage and plan to fill your container ¾ full leaving room for what’s next.
  • The best part of making trail mix is to SHAKE IT UP!  Once the kids have created the layers, put their muscles to work in the mixing process.
  • Have a fun scoop on hand & travel containers so that they can pack it up when you are ready to go!

Next week’s combination at our house:

Popcorn (stove-popped)

Mini Pretzels twists

Peanuts

Raisins

Note: measurements vary depending on the type of container that you use.

Great Value: Valued Naturals has a 9 oz. package of pumpkin seeds for only $2.99 and a 12 oz. package of roasted salted sunflower seeds for only $1.99.  These are both nutritious and delicious additions to any trail mix combination.

Other great ingredients to consider:  Make your own favorite combination & in addition to the ingredients above here are a few other items you might want to add into the mix; cashews, walnuts, soy nuts, Inca corn, coconut flakes, other dried fruits (bananas, apples, pineapples, raisins, figs, blueberry infused cranberries, etc.), granola and cereals.

Disclosure: I am pleased to be working with MVP Health Care and the MVP Generation Go Program, which has sponsored this post. My participation is voluntary and my opinion is always my own, as is any advice offered.

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10 Comments on “Trail Mix Packing”

  1. This sounds like an excellent mix. I love everything in it.. especially the pumpkin seeds.. I might even add in a handful of coconut too 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Wonders and have a lovely day!

  2. I go for mix 1! Thank you for linking it up at the Fine Craft Guild’s linky party. BTW we have a contest, that just opened yesterday, for a STUNNING necklace. Come check it out if you are interested, ~ Rose

  3. Thank you for linking up your trail mix recipe on The Busy Bee’s party! We appreciate you sharing with us and making our party so much better! Hope you have a happy spring and can accomplish everything! Have a good one!
    Joye & Myrna
    The Busy Bee’s

  4. Oh, I remember those days of running kids to all their extra activities. Always great to have something for them to grab. Trail mix is great. I love dried cherries and have never added them to mine. Thanks for sharing you mixture with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. now this sounds like my kind of trail mix – wonderful recipe – I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

  7. Great combinations — had not thought about adding dried cherries to trail mix. I will from now on! thanks so much for sharing on busy Monday!

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