Monday, March 19, 2012

(simple) fruity trail mix snack

Hopefully you all had fun coming up with a day of green foods! We're still munching away on the leftovers of our green feast. Delish. Anyway, we've been out and about a lot these two weeks of spring break. Thought I'd share a simple, on-the-go snack that's been a hit with our whole family:

Fruity Trail Mix

your choice of freeze dried fruits 
your choice of dried fruits

Combine your favorite freeze-dried fruits (Trader Joe's has a bunch) with your favorite dried fruits for a crunchy, chewy snack without any added sugar. A few of our favorite combos:

  • freeze-dried strawberries (crunchy) + dried cranberries (chewy)
  • freeze-dried blueberries (crunchy) + dried blueberries (chewy)
  • freeze-dried pineapple (crunchy) + dried banana chips (crunchy) + flaked coconut (chewy)
This is a great (and super easy) cooking project for little hands. Let them measure out the fruit (or just dump it!) and stir. Note: this snack is best stored in a jar or hard reusable container, as the dried fruit can crumble if in a baggie out on your adventure....


  1. That looks delicious and something my daughter would love for sure.
    You know, I don't think I've ever had any freeze-dried fruit before ;/ I need to find some and finally try ;)

  2. This looks delicious ;D
    Hope you can come to my Potluck Party and share one of your fantastic recipes ;)


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