This past week, my girl turned 9 years old! As part of her ‘birthday week’ of celebration she got to miss out on a couple days of school so that we could go with a few of her friends to a local kids resort. The theme of the resort is a lodge style camp setting. And since I’m always looking to take snacks to keep on hand during our trips, I decided to mix us up a batch of camping themed trial mix!
This trail mix is full of fun little bits that I tried to keep somewhat ‘healthified’. One of the first things I think about with camping is tents and firewood. So I used some bugle chips and pretzel sticks! After that I aded some fish and bears. I mean, hopefully you won’t see a bear while out camping, but bears are out in the woods so…
What else is found at a common campsite? S’mores! That’s why there’s chunks of chocolate, mini dried marshmallows, and graham cereal bits. Another camp out treat is always popcorn! The kind that you can heat and eat right over the camp fire. Last, but not least, you need some seeds in there. I picked out some colorful candy-coated sunflower seeds to add some fun to the mix!
For the grahams cereal, I prefer an organic brand over the traditional. I also went with a lower sugar ‘Swedish fish’, dark chocolate for the chunks, reduced fat pretzels, and a skinny popcorn. But, you can definitely choose to shake your mix up with whatever pieces and bits you enjoy the most. Just know that the brands used can make a big difference in the final numbers for the nutritional count.
My kiddo and her friends (and the parents) all really seemed to like this trail mix! It was a great snack to munch on while we were wandering around the lodge up and down the stairs on a magical quest of doom with 4 girlies under the age of 10 years.
Hey, something had to give all of us adults some energy!
TheSkinnyFork.com A trail mix that's perfect for kids and adults to take on a campout or just enjoy at home! There's a good balance of sweet and salty along with everything you know and love about a good camp out. Prep Time: 5 Minutes • Cook Time: 0 Hours
Servings: 45 • Serving Size: About 1/2 Cup • Calories: 190 • Fat: 8 g • Saturated Fat: 8 g • Carb: 25 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 6 g • Sugar: 5 g • Sodium: 288 mg
• 3 C. Organic Grahams Cereal
• 3 C. Chocolate Chip Bear Grahams
• 3 C. Cheese Skinny Popcorn
• 3 C. Cheese Bugle Chips
• 3 C. Reduced Fat Pretzel Sticks
• 1 1/2 C. Cheddar Fish Crackers
• 1 1/2 C. Dark Chocolate Chunks
• 1 1/2 C. Mini Dried Marshmallows
• 1 1/2 C. Swedish Fish Gummies
• 1 1/2 C. Candy-Coated Sunflower Seeds
Not a lot to do here! Just toss everything into the largest sealable container you can find and give it all a careful stir to combine.
Divide evenly into serving packages or seal and serve at camp when ready!
Keep covered and store in a cool dry place for up to two weeks to enjoy.
Nutritional Claims: Balanced • Low Potassium • Kidney Friendly • Egg Free • Peanut Free • Tree Nut Free • Soy Free • Shellfish Free • Pork Free • Crustacean Free • Celery Free • Mustard Free • Sesame Free • Lupine Free • Mollusk Free • Alcohol Free