If you have kids you could hear that phrase a few times a day, or more. You probably reach for the cheese and crackers, pretzels or yogurt. Fruit is always a good choice but if you are fresh out you could try some
all natural, no sugar or fat added. No colors or preservatives are added and they are gluten free, dairy free, wheat-free and certified Kosher.
We made a cone out of a paper bag and filled it with cereal and Funky Monkey and coconut. It is a great way to do a craft with your child and eat healthy mixes too!
Here is a recipe from my book The Toddler Café
Happy Trails Mix
Tell the children it’s time to be important explorers who need some healthy snacks to bring with them on the trek. This is a great way to use up all those half-empty packages in your pantry. Dehydrated foods are healthy and easy for small hands to pick up and eat. Portion out small amounts into reusable containers and store for a grab-and-go snack. Get adventurous—look around and buy different kinds of dried fruit for this recipe.
Use dried fruit such as
Large flake coconut
Any leftover cereal
Dehydrated fruit of any kind
Mix and store in an airtight container.
Keep some in the car for hunger emergencies.
1. Help your child cut out a circle from a paper bag using an upside down bowl about 6 inches across as the circle template.
2. Have your child draw and decorate paper circle.
3. Create a cone shape and seal with tape.
4. Have your child scoop whichever ingredients they choose into the “cone.”