Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Handy Trail Mix

Our family does a lot of hiking. When we're out on a hot day, having a trail mix that won't go stale or melt is a must! And now that school is starting, Handy Trail Mix makes a good classroom snack, too. It holds up great in lunches and packs a balance of protein and carbs to keep my kids going through the day.


1 cup unsalted peanuts
1 cup lightly salted peanuts
1 cup raisins
1 box (14 oz.) low-fat granola cereal
12 oz. mixed dried fruit (I use the "Fit & Active" brand from Aldi)

Measure out ingredients and pour into a large mixing bowl. (I have my kids do this -- it's great practice at measuring.) Mix thoroughly with clean hands. (Another kid job!) Store in a gallon-sized ziploc bag or other airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

*Note: I use a dixie cup or 1/2 cup scoop to measure out servings. It's just enough to fit in a snack-size bag for my children's classroom or lunchbox.

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Karin said...

Walking a long way for pleasure is nice.

I wouldn't mind adding some chocolate buttons to your Handy Trail Mix:)

Midwest Mom said...

Karin -- Take a look at Nathaniel's Soccer Snack for another tasty mix that will satisfy your need for chocolate! =D