I have two teenage boys, and most days, a house full of their friends. So, I'm constantly on the lookout for healthy snacks for kids. This Nut-Free Trail Mix fits that bill, and then some!
My boys love that this Nut-Free Trail Mix is full of plump golden raisins –they seem to consider anything that involves dried fruit a good snack. If your child attends a nut-free school, you'll love that this trail mix has a base of pumpkin and sunflower seeds, and is nut-free. Best of all, this healthy trail mix is easy to throw together if you need a quick kids snack!
You can make this trail mix without roasting the pumpkin and sunflower seeds, but it won't taste nearly as good, or have a nice roasted nutty flavor. You can also soak and dehydrate your seeds. Dehydrating nuts and seeds makes them taste amazing and removes their phytic acid, which is a double win. This trail mix makes a great party snack for adults if you sprinkle in some chili powder.
Need more snack ideas? If you're looking for easy snacks, check out my 10 Great Snack Recipes for Picky Eaters post.
I like to keep this healthy trail mix out on the counter as an after school snack. That way, the boys and their friends can grab a handful when they walk in the door, or while they're doing their homework and I'm preparing something more substantial. I often make the squad my Paleo Bagels (quite a hit served with smoked salmon cream cheese), or Green Eggs!
Does your child attend a nut-free school? If so, please leave a comment and let us know your favorite nut-free snacks ideas for their lunches!