Okay, this a ridiculously easy snack idea. I got inspired by my new cookbook, Deliciously Healthy Family Meals from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. And the best news is you can download it for free. For a review of the cookbook see Nutrition Unplugged.
But back to the snack mix. I guess I’ve never thought of doing this even though Big A loves dried fruit, cereal, and nuts. I make her one with raisins, Cheerios (or Trader Joes O’s) and toasted almonds from Trader Joes. When she ate it she made the realization that “Cheerios and raisins go together.” This is an easy one to get creative with — adding ingredients your child likes with some new items and throwing it in a baggy or snack dish.
So, who out there is already on this bandwagon?
- Whole grain toasted cereal
- unsalted nuts
- raisins or dried cranberries (Watch for choking hazards for younger kids with these last two ingredients)
- Combine all ingredients, toss well. Serve immediately or store for later snacking.