I don’t know if it’s school being back in session, or if my kids are growing, but they act like they are on the verge of death by starvation by the time I get them home after work/school/daycare. I have all of 30 seconds from the time I walk in my front door before my kids are clamoring to the fridge and asking for snacks!
It’s a good thing I have been a little more prepared than usual this week, and whipped up a batch of nut-free trail mix for them.
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Nut Free Trail Mix
Now, let me state that I love nut-full trail mixes! Nuts have tremendous health benefits and are a great addition to a healthy snack! My daughter happens to be severely allergic to nuts, and I myself have a mild allergy, so we keep everything other than peanuts out of our home. Hence, why we make nut free trail mix 🙂
There are tons of great combinations for a nut free trail mix. Here are a few of my favorite additions:
- Sunflower seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Dark chocolate chips
- Shredded coconut
- Diced dried dates
- Dehydrated bananas
- Dehydrated strawberries
- Dried apricots
- Dried cranberries
- Dried blueberries
- Flax seeds
- Hemp seeds
I usually just mix up dry ingredients and store them in a glass pyrex container. It is such an easy snack to put together, and it keeps for quite a while. It’s the perfect after-school snack!
If you’re looking for some other great Trail Mix ideas, check these out!
Trail Mix Buffet
High Protein Fall Trail Mix
My friend Cynthia, at Feeding Big is sharing her yummy recipe for High Protein Fall Trail Mix. This looks like a perfect snack to make for a care package for a college student, or to keep in your desk at work!
I also love using mason jars to store my homemade snacks in, and LOVE these trail mix labels that Susan at Organized31 has created! Stop by her page and grab your free printable for whatever trail mix your heart desires.