‘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 Packing by Jodie Fitz
Sharing my favorite combination…
Dark Chocolate morsels
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:
Mini Pretzels twists
Note: measurements vary depending on the type of container that you use.
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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.