Guest Post from Lindsay of Life and Kitchen

Trail mix is the best. It’s a real life-saver when you’re standing in the middle of your kitchen on a Sunday night thinking about what you can put in your child’s lunch box that is easy to throw together, but good enough that she’ll eat it instead of trading it for a friend’s mystery meal.

After School Snack Mix

You want to make sure that mixed in with the salty and sweet is a redeeming nutritional quality your kids won’t notice or mind. That’s why I love this mix. It has caramel bits and apple chips, which screams fall, but also banana chips, cashews, pretzels, chocolate and peanut butter chips (obviously, leave the peanut butter out if any allergies). Every bite is completely different but equally tasty.

This mix is so versatile you can get creative with a variety of ingredients simply in your pantry! You can make one big batch to last all week or throw a handful together for a quick snack while doing some homework after school. My daughter is only in preschool and I already know how crazy daily life can be. So hopefully this mix sparks some ideas in your life for how to make something homemade and personal without having to hire a personal assistant. (Although, wouldn’t a personal assistant be perfect sometimes?)

Caramel Apple Trail Mix

Ingredients for Caramel Apple Trail Mix:
(equal parts)

  • Apple Chips
  • Banana Chips
  • Caramel Bits (if your store doesn’t have them, you can chop up soft caramel candies)
  • Cashews
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Small Pretzels
  • Peanut Butter Chips

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

Lindsay guest writerLindsay is the writer and photographer behind Life and Kitchen, a blog designed to make cooking fun and the craziness of toddler-raising relatable. Lindsay never stepped foot into the kitchen before she married and found herself suddenly surrounded by exciting new gadgets and tools. Her blog is an adventure in learning and laughter. You can also find her on facebook and pinterest