Monday, August 19, 2013

Trail Mix

When you have seven children and some who have some food issues, you end up taking on the job of making lunches in order to ensure everyone is eating properly and healthy. School starts up in two weeks and that means I have the job of making lunches again. This snack is erring on the knowledge that we will continue to have no nut allergies of any kind in our school.

I bought several ingredients from Costco and our local bulk foods store and mixed together several batches in varying amounts.

Here's one variation so you get an idea of how simple this is:

2 cups organic cranberries
2 cups chocolate covered raisins
3 cups banana chips
3 cups pecans
2 cups walnuts

You can vary the fruits and nuts, add seeds or other yummies such as m&m's etc. I chose all larger ingredients to make it easier for my Littles to eat without making a mess. If there is a nut allergy, you could always switch it to mixed dried fruits. Just make sure they are from a nut free facility.

My batches made about one hundred and sixty bags -- give or take a few. It should last us a few weeks anyways. *sigh!*

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