Trail Mix 3 Ways, Because 1 Isn’t Enough

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If your kids ask for snacks as often as mine do, trail mix is a great snack option. Here are three ways to do it. Each provides your little ones (and you!) with just enough energy without the sugar high of all the processed snacks.

Monkey Trail Mix

  • Cheerios
  • Banana chips
  • Peanuts
  • Chocolate chips


  1. Scoop each ingredient into a container, then shake to mix it up.

Fancy Pants Trail Mix

  • Pretzels
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Pistachios
  • Dried cherries
  • Chocolate chunks


  1. Fill half of a container with pretzels.
  2. Add pumpkin seeds, pistachios, dried cherries, and chocolate chunks. Mix!

Afternoon Snack Attack

  • Granola
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Dried cranberries
  • Yogurt raisins


  1. Fill jar less than halfway full with granola, then mix in rest of ingredients.

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Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (12, 10 and 7). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. Find her on Instagram @madewithmeg. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}