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