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Ultimate Trail Mix Recipe Guide

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Nuts, seeds, and dried fruit are all you need for typical trail mix recipe.  Trail mix is a great super snack for kids meaning that they like it and so do you! Nuts and seeds provide super easy to eat heart healthy fats, vitamin E, copper, manganese, and zinc.  They are also all rich with fiber and protein!   The concentration of ALA (good fat) has been linked to reducing inflammation and heart health.

We love trail mix because:

  • It’s portable! We do a lot of hiking, and so we always have trail mix with us.
  • It’s clean!  (or at least if your kids drop some it’s easy to clean up!)
  • No cooking! No cooking involved.  Kids can assemble their own trail mix with little or no cooking experience.
  • It’s customizeable! We’ve got 7 ideas here, but the possibilities are endless.
  • It’s healthy (as noted above!!)
Ultimate Trail Mix Recipe Guide. Pick your own blend with our printable chart!

So whether you need nut free trail mix, or the perfect trail mix for your toddlers, we have a printable guide for you, and these 7 of our favorite combinations.

(PRINT THIS RECIPE GUIDE!!)
Ultimate Trail Mix Recipe Guide. Pick your own blend with our printable chart!

Trail Mix Recipes

Nut Free

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Dried cranberries (sweetened in juice- we find this in the bulk section at our health food store)
  • Shredded coconut
  • and Freeze dried berries Ultimate Trail Mix Recipe Guide. Pick your own blend with our printable chart!

 

Antioxidant

  • peanuts
  • dried cranberries
  • raisins
  • almonds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • dried cherries
  • dried blueberries Ultimate Trail Mix Recipe Guide. Pick your own blend with our printable chart!

Organic

  • Organic dried cranberries
  • Organic sunflower seeds
  • organic almonds
  • organic cashews
  • raw organic pumpkin seeds
  • organic raisins Ultimate Trail Mix Recipe Guide. Pick your own blend with our printable chart!

Sweet and Salty

  • Roasted peanuts
  • raisins
  • chocolate candies
  • almonds
  • roasted cashewsUltimate Trail Mix Recipe Guide. Pick your own blend with our printable chart!

Party Mix

  • granola
  • chocolate candies
  • almonds
  • cashews Ultimate Trail Mix Recipe Guide. Pick your own blend with our printable chart!

Caribbean Mix

  • dried pineapple
  • cashews
  • coconut
  • banana chips
  • yogurt covered raisins Ultimate Trail Mix Recipe Guide. Pick your own blend with our printable chart!

Toddler Mix

  • O’s cereal
  • raisins
  • dried cranberries
  • dried apricots
  • sunflower seeds Ultimate Trail Mix Recipe Guide. Pick your own blend with our printable chart!

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Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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Thanks for this recipe and variations. I’m a registered dietitian for a supermarket – I’ll be teaching a “Super Snacks” class for kids and parents; with an emphasis on snacks that feature protein and whole grains. I’ll be setting up a DIY Trail Mix bar using some of these suggestions.