School is nearing its end and soon there will be a lot of children outside playing.  With all this expended energy comes ‘I’m Hungry! What’s there to eat?’  Instead of opting for the cheetos and pop, why not give them something to snack on that is nutritional, good for them and easy to make, yet best of all tastes great?  Make this summer a good one for them and yourself, and try making something together.  Kids usually love to create and build things, so here’s a snack idea they can participate in the making of at almost any age.  A fun-to-make snack with your children is trail mix.  You will need a large container to mix it in and a measuring cup.  Place ½ cup of the following ingredients:

Almonds,   Pecans,   Pistachios, Coconut shreds,   Cacao nibs,   Goji berries,    Mulberries,   Incan berriesSunflower seeds,    Pumpkin seeds,    Red Flame RaisinsCashews  & Yacon slices

If there is an allergy to nuts, just eliminate them and add some dried  fruits like figs, or dates instead. You can heat it up by adding some of your favorite  spices or one of the ready mixed ones we have like our Vegan Cheesy Mix that can be added to anything not just salads.  Also comes in Original Mix for a different ‘seasoning’ to add to the trail mix.  Other popular choices if you like that cheesy taste is Rawmesan, or Herbs’n’Spice Rawmesan Simply mix  the ingredients thoroughly together in the container.  You now have a ready-made snack for whenever the friends come over unannounced. Leave them out at a get together and they will end up trying it out, and with the mix of salty, sweet, or spicy if you choose, it is a sure hit for their sweet or savoury preferences.  Trail mixes also work well on camping trips or even sleep-overs providing an option for a tasty yet nutritious treat.

If making a trail mix doesn’t fit into your busy lifestyle, yet you still want something good for your kids, then we have ready- made ones as well! Check out our wide selection HERE! Try a trail mix as a snack for work even, or that five of clock drive home, you will be surprised how it can just ‘hit the spot’ for yourself too.  Are you a do-it-yourself snack/food maker or do you prefer the ready made ones?  Do you have a favourite trail mix preference or recipe that you enjoy making?  Let us know your thoughts..

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