DIY Healthy Trail Mix

This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.

We took a trip down to San Diego with the kids this past weekend, and I wanted to give them some snacks that could keep them occupied (and by occupied I mean quiet) in the car. I will confess, usually our road trip fare isn’t the healthiest, and often involves us letting them buy a bag of chips and a lollipop when we’re fueling up for gas. I wanted to be a bit more proactive, so I thought I would let them make their own trail mix.

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One of the few healthy foods my kids all agree on is almonds, which is great because it is an easy and self-stable snack. So I grabbed some natural almonds, and also some toasted coconut flavored almonds. I also grabbed some unsweetened dried cranberries and banana chips from our local health food store.

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And to sweeten the deal and make it feel like a treat, I added a bowl of chocolate chips, and set out a bag for each kid.

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You would have thought it was Christmas morning when they came home from school. They were pretty excited.

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India had to take a moment and re-write her name using a heart for the “i" because of curse she did.

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I made myself a little bowl, too. Before the kids came home. And then a little for the car. It was GOOD.

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I think this may be our new go-to snack for road trips. I’m thinking it could be good with dried pineapple, toasted coconut, and goji berries, too.

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And it really did keep them quiet . . . at least for a little bit.

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This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.

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