This Easy Breakfast Trail Mix makes a great on-the-go breakfast or snack, mixing freeze dried bananas, almonds, dried fruit, yogurt pretzels, cereal and coconut. The kids love this along with the adults!
EASY BREAKFAST TRAIL MIX
Mornings are the hardest time in our house, and many mornings we end up running out the door to the bus just as it pulls up. I know that as my kids get older and more self -sufficient things will get easier, but until then this is the chaos that I accept.
Many days I get to the bus stop and realize I forgot to eat breakfast! This is a big deal for me because I know how important breakfast is to starting my day off on the right food and giving my body the energy it needs. Today’s Easy Breakfast Trail Mix is my go-to, in a crunch sort of snack or breakfast.
I love making a big batch of Easy Breakfast Trail Mix and keeping it in my car and in the pantry for days when I need something quick. It is packed with lots of fun ingredients including Crispy Green Freeze Dried Bananas , cereal, yogurt pretzels, almonds and coconut. As with all trail mix recipes, this one is very customizable to your liking or to the situation. If you are making this recipe for your child’s classroom you can leave out the nuts and add something in its place or add more of one of the other ingredients.
Another great use for this trail mix is post workout. I like to keep a mason jar of this in my workout bag or in the car for after I get done at the gym. It is a nice little pick-me-up. My kids think the textures, colors and flavors in the trail mix are fun and I agree. You get some sweet and salty contrast going on which is always good along with some crunch.
When I make my trail mix I always make sure to include my sons Drew or Will. It is the perfect chance to get your kids involved in the kitchen and learn about measuring ingredients. My kids love to scoop out the ingredients and pour them into the bowl.
One of my kid’s favorite parts of this Easy Breakfast Trail Mix is the Crispy Green Freeze Dried Bananas. My kids eat freeze dried fruit on its own a lot for snack time but they especially like it mixed in a trail mix.
Like all freeze dried food products, Crispy Fruit begins to rehydrate once it’s exposed to air. Which isn’t an issue if you eat it as fast as my kids do. But if you plan to serve this recipe in a brunch or pack it into an on-the-go baggie, make sure to seal it up as soon as possible to lock in that freeze dried crispy taste.
I don’t know if you remember but I introduced you to Crispy Green back in June when I shared this Overnight Banana Bread Oatmeal.
Crispy Green is currently the leading producer of freeze dried fruit. They believe in a simple philosophy: keep it pure, keep it tasty and keep it wholesome. Crispy Green transforms apples, bananas, mangos and other fresh fruits into an incredible, light and crispy texture that snacks like a chip! Let me tell you, my kids go crazy for them.
And the best part is that this process retains most all of the nutrients you receive from a fresh piece of fruit—without adding anything at all. I love that! The taste in Crispy Fruit comes from the fresh fruit itself meaning there is no added sugar, sweeteners or other additives used to enhance the way it looks or the taste.
Crispy Fruit is healthier than most dried fruit brands because it maintains 90 percent of the nutritional value and is low in calories – all fruits are 55 calories or less per serving making it the perfect snack. These fruit snacks are gluten free, certified Non-GMO, kosher-certified and have no fat or cholesterol.
Crispy Green also has a really fun website that you should check out. If you like useful information and practical tips for living a healthier life, check out Crispy Green’s Smart Lifebites . Their website shares information and ideas on leading a healthy lifetstyle! They have useful articles like “5 Ways to Get Your Kids Involved in Cooking” to ideas for packing healthy lunches.
Whether you are looking for an on-the-go snack, a breakfast or fun treat that is healthy to pack in your kids’ lunch this Easy Breakfast Trail Mix is for you. It is one of my favorite things to make on Sunday when I do my weekly meal prep. Each week I mix it up a little bit by adding different things that might be new or fun to keep things interesting.
You could add in a different kind of nut, like cashews or pistachios. You can add in one of Crispy Green’s other freeze dried fruits–the apple works really well in this recipe. The sky is the limit to put your creativity to work!
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