Mixing it up for Back to School

As we’re thinking back to school, one of the things I think of is trail mix.  It’s super easy to put together, has lots of variety and healthy options, and can be totally customized to fit any child’s pleasure.  It’s also a great snack break for mom and dad!  Here are some of my favorite additions to trail mix:

Cheerios (regular, honey nut, or multi-grain)

Other cereals (chex, kix, puffed wheat, graham varieties)

Popcorn (cheese or regular)

Pretzel sticks

Nuts (pecans, almonds, peanuts, pistachios, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds)

Raisins (or craisins or cranberries)

Dried fruit (banana, papaya, coconut, apricots)

Mini chips (chocolate, caramel)

Mini marshmallows

Fish crackers (cheddar, pretzel, plain)

M&M’s (the varieties are endless!)

Crackers (those from the 100 calorie packs are great sizes!)

When it comes down to it what are the essentials?  Well, you need at least 1 sweet (like chocolate), 1 crunchy (like cereal), 1 fruit, and 1 nut, but the choices are up to you!  What are your favorite things to have in a trail mix?

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