When I want inspiration for a kids snack, I often go to the Weelicious blog or books. She has a fun trail mix with pop corn that I made my own with a few adjustments. For my Halloween Anytime trail mix I used the following:
- Popped popcorn (please always use organic, as it most often genetically modified and thus a certified insecticide),
- Goji berries
- Chocolate chips
Get creative and create your own mixtures. Better yet, put various ingredients into little bowls and let your kids create their own mixture. It’s fool proof. It makes a beautiful treat with a little protein and superfood power. My kids and I ate it right up and I’ll most definitely make more for Halloween tomorrow.
There’s nothing like feeling good and energized when you arrive to your destination. However, on long car rides, trains, flights, and even at work, digestible food is hard to come by. The best bet is to pack yourself a goodie bag of wholesome, energizing fresh foods that you love. I like to pack organic fruits, homemade granola, seasoned nuts, gluten free muffins and seaweed snacks when I travel (my kids love all these things as well). The fruits keep me refreshed and energized (to the best of my ability this pregnancy!), and the protein keeps me feeling full and stabilizes my blood sugars (I get dizzy easily if I don’t pay close attention to this).
En route to the Toronto Film Festival yesterday I packed spiced almonds (made by a lovely friend), fresh fruit and Sea Tangle Crisps with almonds.