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Trail Mix

Note: This simple and healthy snack is designed especially for kids to make on their own.

Whether you're going for a long walk or just playing with friends, this easy and hearty snack is a great one to eat at home or pack for the road!

What you need:

  • 1 c. unsweetened cereal of your choice
  • 2 tbsp. (or one miniature box) raisins
  • 2 tbsp. dry roasted unsalted peanuts* (or other favorite nut)

*If allergic to peanuts or nuts, try sunflower seeds without the shell instead.


  • 1 tbsp. measuring spoon
  • 1-cup measuring cup
  • 1 sandwich-size ziplock bag

What mom or dad can do in advance:

  • Get out measuring cup, spoon, and ziplock bag

What to do:

  1. Pour cereal into ziplock bag.
  2. Add raisins and peanuts, other nuts, or seeds.
  3. Zip the bag closed and shake, shake, shake until well mixed.
  4. Munch and enjoy!

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

  • 318 calories
  • 11g protein
  • 16g fat
  • 39g carbohydrates
  • 6g fiber
  • 217mg sodium
  • 144mg calcium
  • 11mg iron

Serves: 1

Serving size: 1 baggie

Reviewed by: Jessica Donze Black, RD, CDE, MPH;Steven Dowshen, MD
Date Reviewed: 04-11-2015