By Kara Heald
I am always looking for healthy, non-processed snack options for on-the-go fuel for my kids when we are rushing to lessons or running errands on the weekends. This nut-free trail mix is the perfect solution and is also a great lunch-box option. It's easy to make, and great to get the kids involved with preparing and being proud of their homemade healthy snack.
This make-ahead mix can be easily prepared in minutes, then stored on the countertop during the week for grab-and-go snacks. Even better, pack 1-cup portions in reusable containers or plastic baggies ahead of time, ready to toss into sports bags at zero notice!
I love lots of different bits and bites in my creations, so this trail mix is packed with five bite-sized cereals, a delicious assortment of dried fruit, healthy raw pumpkin seeds, yummy yogurt-covered raisins, and a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips.
You can make it your own using the proportions below—just select your favourite cereals and dried fruit. You can make it completely gluten-free if you wish. My 5-year-old and I had a great time selecting our mix in the bulk food section of the grocery store.
Combine all ingredients and mix well in a large bowl or a container with lid.
Scoop out 1-cup portions into portable containers or bags for ready-to-go snacks.