With back-to-school upon us, we have a lot more to balance than over the summer—and that includes making healthy lunches and snacks, such as a great-tasting trail mix recipe for kids.
This trail mix recipe for kids, which I’ve named Trail Mix 3 Ways, is a family favorite and so easy and simple to put together. Plus, you can make it in a large batch for the whole week and either throw some in the kids’ lunch boxes or save it for a healthy after school snack.
Even better? You can make it three different ways becomes it comes with customizable options based on your kids’ preferences! Learn a little more about each and then follow your preferred trail mix recipe for kids and sit back as your children rave about their new favorite snack!
Trail Mix 1: Figgie Choco Crunch
This trail mix recipe for kids is geared toward the chocolate lover. But you don’t have to indulge in sugar-filled milk chocolate to satisfy this craving.
For the Figgie Choco Crunch trail mix, I’ve combined antioxidant-rich vegan dark chocolate chips with protein-packed chickpeas and peanuts along with naturally sweet cranberries and fibrous figs.
Your little ones will be so thrilled by the sweet, rich flavors in this trail mix, that they’ll never suspect that this trail mix recipe for kids also supports satiety, digestion, cognitive function, and more!
Trail Mix 2: Tropical Tango
The next delicious trail mix recipe for kids is ideal for those who love tropical, fruity flavors.
The Tropical Tango trail mix recipe features delicious papaya and mango, the latter of which has been used in natural remedies for over 4,000 years! In fact, you may be surprised to learn that mango contains more than 20 vitamins and minerals and is a great source of both fiber and complex carbohydrates.
I made sure to include filling nuts such as cashews and pecans to promote satiety in-between meals and also support both immune health and blood sugar levels.
Trail Mix 3: Sweet & Salty Mix
Finally, this trail mix recipe for kids is best for those who don’t either have a strong love of chocolate or fruity foods, but prefer a blend of sweet and salty flavors.
The Sweet & Salty Mix combines flavorful pistachios with brain health-supporting walnuts, salty gluten-free pretzels, and some antioxidant-rich cranberries and apricots for a bit of sweetness.
Ready to dive in and make the best-fitting trail mix for your kid? Keep reading to get the quick and easy recipe!
Trail Mix Recipe for Kids: Trail Mix 3 Ways
Makes: About 1 cup each
Time: 5 minutes
For the Figgie Choco Crunch:
¼ cup peanuts
¼ cup honey roasted chickpeas
3 tablespoons diced figs
3 tablespoons dried cranberries
2 tablespoons mini vegan dark chocolate chips
For the Tropical Tango:
¼ cup raw cashews
¼ cup raw pecans
3 tablespoons chopped dried mango
3 tablespoons chopped dried papaya
For the Sweet & Salty Mix:
¼ cup roasted pistachios
¼ cup raw walnuts
¼ cup gluten-free pretzels, broken into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
2 tablespoons dried apricots
1. Using a separate bowl for each trail mix, mix the ingredients until combined.
2. Store in an airtight container.
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