Quick, easy and delicious. Store-bought trail mix is often heavier on the sugar than you’d expect. The trick to this trail mix is starting with a star-earning cereal and keeping the proportion of dried fruit and chocolate in balance with filling items like soy nuts and pumpkin seeds. If your family isn’t a fan of any one specific ingredient, use this recipe as a template to play around with making trail mix you can all agree on!
- 4 cups Guiding Stars-earning cereal
- ½ cup roasted, salted soy nuts
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup dry roasted pumpkin seeds
- Combine ingredients and store in air-tight container.
When the school year wraps up, the organization and structure that comes along with it wraps up too. Whether at camp, home, or a friend’s house, kids are on their own more and this independence can make keeping track of their eating a challenge. However, caregivers need not worry if they've put into place solid snacking strategies.