Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Easy Snacks for the New Year


I am a very indecisive person when it comes to eating, rummaging through the pantry I usually can't narrow down a snack to less than 2 items. I'm pretty sure that is how trail mix was created. Now with a two week old and a toddler, I need a quick treat to give me some energy to conquer get by until my husband gets home. I'm partnering with Post® Mom's Best® Cereal to create a trail mix that will be perfect for your busy family in 2017. 


You can really put anything in your trail mix but I have some essentials that always make an appearance in mine. If you are drawing a blank on what to throw together here are some ideas. Remember to start with your Mom's Best® Cereal. Find a coupon here to purchase your cereal! 

1. Nuts- I omit this from the kiddos trail mix, but I'm always adding cashews or almonds in the trail mix for my husband. 

2. Seeds- I am always throwing either sunflower or pumpkin seeds in my trail mix. Both have great health benefits, but I'm all about the pumpkin seeds giving me energy right now! 

3. Dried Fruit- I love banana chips and if I am lucky there are some leftover by time I go to make my trail mix. If not they are super easy to make! Some other ideas are cranberries, blueberries, or cherries. 

4. Grains- I'm always adding a cereal to my trail mix this time I added the Mom's Best® Cereal and pretzels. You can also add popcorn or granola for some crunch! 
5. Sweets- Because a little chocolate never hurt anyone. Add some MM's, chocolate chips, or marshmallows in for a little salty/sweet treat. The Mom's Best® Cereal actually had the marshmallows in there for me! 


Mom's Best Kid's Trail Mix

1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds
1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1 cup Pretzel Goldfish
1/2 cup Craisins


Banana Crunch Trail Mix

1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds
1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1 cup Cashews
1 cup Dried Bananas


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10 comments:

  1. This looks great. My girls always want a crunchy snack in the afternoon but I want to make it healthy. This is a nice way to change it up. The nuts give it some good fat.

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  2. These mixes look so good! I would munch all day!

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  3. Need to keep this trail mix idea on hand I think both of my kiddos would love it.

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  4. We love this stuff! My son is currently eating some of this cereal now. lol

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  5. I was just looking for some new easy snacks on Pinterest, this is perfect! Trying to start the new year right.

    -Annie
    www.discoveringyourhappy.com

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  6. This looks absolutely delicious! I really need to try this out. So yummy and so simple!

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  7. These recipes all look so yummy! I've always wanted to find a good trail mix recipe. Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Mmm yummy! Such an easy and healthy snack! Nomnom

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  9. This looks delicious and nutritious! Win win!

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