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Favorite Back to School Snack: Healthy Trail Mix

August 09, 2011

School starts in one week so I (and we) are trying to brace ourselves or get fired up (depends which way I look at it). I have been thinking about healthy snacks since my daughter, Leigh, takes her lunch every day and goes to cheerleading straight from school. Also, my two boys, Alec and Zachary, are ravenous when they get home from school, and this recipe really fills them up. This trail mix is a cinch. I call it a “dump and stir”. It has a got a great variety of ingredients with protein, fiber and carbohydrates. They love eating it plain, adding milk to it or even stirring it into Greek yogurt. The only problem is: I have to control myself. Once I start eating it, I cannot stop.

Healthy Trail Mix

Prep: 5 minutes
Yield: 6 cups
Ingredients
21/2 cups oatmeal Squares
2 cups granola
1 cup peanut-butter filled pretzels
2 (10-ounce) package Harvest blend trail mix (I used Back to Nature)
1 (5.2-ounce) dried strawberries
1 (5.2-ounce) dried blueberries
1 (8.3-ounce) yogurt covered raisins
Preparation
1. Combine all ingredients in a airtight container and store at room temperature.



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18 Responses to “Favorite Back to School Snack: Healthy Trail Mix”
August, 23 2011at 06:57 am
[...] Trail Mix [...]
August, 09 2011at 07:24 am
This would be a great snack for the kids as well as their moms! Love the idea of mixing dried berries in it.
Ashley says:
August, 09 2011at 08:00 am
I am so making this, for me and my kids!
Rachel says:
August, 09 2011at 08:01 am
This looks great Alison. I love your back to school recipes this week. They are great for children and us adults who need new ideas
August, 09 2011at 11:24 am
I'm going to pretend to have kids just so that I can make this.
August, 09 2011at 11:43 am
I love this! Hello, hiking snack! :-)
Curt says:
August, 09 2011at 11:51 am
I love peanut butter filled pretzels. That's a very clever ingredient.
marla says:
August, 09 2011at 04:34 pm
Such a great trail mix Alison - I am with you this is the perfect snack.
August, 09 2011at 05:57 pm
I would not be able to stop eating it either!
August, 09 2011at 07:47 pm
Oooh what a perfect mix!
Maria says:
August, 09 2011at 07:53 pm
I can't live without trail mix! Great mix here!
August, 09 2011at 08:24 pm
My husband would love this! He is a trail mix junky ;-)
August, 09 2011at 10:10 pm
This sounds really good - I love trail mix!
Jeanette says:
August, 10 2011at 04:09 am
Can't believe school is starting up already! Yes, time for thinking up some healthy snacks - this trail mix is a great way to start off the school year.
Dmarie says:
August, 10 2011at 07:49 am
wishing that I had all those ingredients on hand right this minute! thanks for sharing!
August, 10 2011at 10:31 am
My sons just went backpacking and made their own. Pretty healthy except for the Reese's pieces. Ha!
August, 10 2011at 04:55 pm
This would definitely test my self control! Great combination, all my favorites!
August, 19 2012at 01:48 pm
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