No one ever said a school lunch must contain a sandwich, even if it is our kid made pretzel ham & cheese. So mix up the boring bread routine by letting your kids build their own trail mix instead. To make sure my kids are getting the nutrition they need I give them healthy choices like at least two different types of nuts, some type of whole grain and lots of dried fruit. The ingredient list is endless and can be tailored to your kids taste buds. To make this meal complete serve it with a container of organic vanilla yogurt to sprinkle with trail mix and a fruit or veggie on the side.
Hearty Trail Mix 1 of 6
Combine kid made trail mix with yogurt and fruit for a kidtastic lunch!
Trail Mix Fixins 2 of 6
Just grab whatever your kids like and let them build a trail mix! I placed what we had onto a tray for photographing purposes only.
Starting with Banana Chips 3 of 6
Adding Some Dried Blueberries 4 of 6
Topping Off with Granola 5 of 6
Lunch Is Made 6 of 6
Sylvie decided her lunch needed bunny ears.
Here are some suggestions for creating healthy, hearty and irresistible trial mix that provides protein and vitamins to keep kids growing strong:
Dried berries, banana chips, raisins, craisins, dried apples, any dried fruit your kids prefer, yogurt covered fruits and nuts, coconut chips, granola, whole grain cereal like cheerio’s, nuts like almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, peanuts, seeds like sunflower or pepitas. As a treat chocolate covered raisins are a kid favorite. Set out all the bags and let them build to their hearts content. Viola, lunch for tomorrow is set!