Friday, November 2, 2012

a twist on trail mix

My kids come home STARVING from school each day, so I decided to make a huge portion of trail mix!  To try a new variation I used pistachios, almonds, dried cranberries/raisins and a little of this 
Quaker Whole Hearts cereal, 

The boys love it and we do too!  It's a great alternative to the snacking that can be dangerous!  Ya know the bag of chips, a soda, cookies or candy-especially with all the leftover treats from Halloween!  Trade it all out for a great trail/snack mix!  The great thing about trail mix is that the possibilities are endless!  The varieties and tastes can vary so much, so it never gets old!  

Another great snack to keep on hand are peanut butter graham snacks-to make these just spread PB on a graham cracker and top with a few banana slices!  Super easy and delicious too!  You can also substitute the PB for another favorite protein spread of choice!  

What's your favorite combination when it comes to creating trail mix??
Have a go-to after school snack that your hungry kiddos LOVE?  I'd love for you to share!

Today's Workout:  3 miles pushing my son in the heat!  Ugh, I hate to complain because it could be worse, but it's November and when we head outside for a workout, we come home DRENCHED!  It's humid, sticky and GROSS, so bring on Winter!  At least the winter we experience here in Texas...mid-60's and a little sticky but MUCH better than what we've got now!  Ha!!!


Elle said...

That really looks good. We like trail mixes too and I have never thought to put cereal in them. Great idea. Thanks!

jillconyers said...

I LOVE trail a variety of different trail mix combos usually made from whatever I have on hand. My family? Not so much. Healthy after school snacking has been a struggle lately with 2 teens. Ugh! We're doing a lot of compromising :)

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