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7 Trail Mix Recipes

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Store-bought trail mixes can be loaded with preservatives. The fix: Make your own. Here, seven kid-friendly ideas to get you started:

1. Tropical Twist

Cashews, macadamia nuts, dried pineapple and mango chunks, unsweet-ened coconut chips

2. Harvest Medley

Pecans, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, Cheerios, dark-chocolate chips

3. Sweet 'n' Salty

Peanuts, mini-pretzels, dried cherries, yogurt-covered raisins, M&M's

4. Apple Pie

Walnuts, almonds, dried apple chunks, raisins, dash of cinnamon

5. Berrylicious

Shelled pistachios; dried blueberries, cranberries, and cherries; white-chocolate chips

6. Good Morning, Sunshine

Almonds, dried apricots, raisins, granola clusters

7. Nutty Buddy

Peanuts, cashews, Chex, banana chips, peanut-butter chips

For more good-for-you snacks, treats, and meal ideas, check out The Yummy Mummy Kitchen, by Marina Delio. Our favorite kid-friendly recipes: Effortless Edamame-Basil Hummus Dip and Summer Squash Rainbow Pizza.

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