Back to school time means it’s time to start thinking about snack time. It’s not only my favorite time on a busy day, but it’s necessary when the kids are busy with back to school. Snacks are a necessary part of all my kids’ days-even our teens. Whether your kids eat lunch early in the day, snack all day long, or hit a growth spurt–snacks with lots of protein are a healthy habit that you want to encourage. Not only will it provide them with extra fuel for a busy day, but they will indulge in a healthy option instead of junk food when the time comes. The trick is finding the right blend of flavors that your kids love. That’s where our custom snack mix comes in. It’s a fun and easy way to create a healthy snack that they can indulge in.
I got the kids to make their own custom snack mixes and they shared what they loved best.
Audrey made a mix of chocolate chips, peanuts, raisins, dried cranberries, and dried bananas.
Emma loaded up on dried cranberries, raisins, and peanuts.
Aidan added ginger, peanuts, cashews, and chocolate chips.
Ingredient Ideas For Your Snack Mix
- roasted peanuts
- sunflower seeds
- pumpkin seeds
We prefer unsalted, raw nuts whenever possible.
- chocolate chips
- carob chips
- peanut butter chips
- dried ginger
- sweetened dried cranberries
- dried cherries
- freeze-dried bananas
How To Create A Custom High Protein Snack Mix
Gather Your Supplies
Pick up everything you need to create your own custom snack mixes. Load up on nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and more. The best part is you can find all the ingredients you need at low, low prices at your local GIANT Food Stores. Look for their store brand products near or in the produce area.
Invite The Kids To Play
Have the kids meet you in the kitchen and share the plan. Everyone gets to make a mix for snacking throughout the week, hand them a storage container or bowl and have them play!
Mix It Up
To create your own high protein snack mix for back to school we suggest putting together an array of foods for kids to pick and choose from. The only rule we have? You have to include at least one protein item in their mix whether it’s peanuts or sunflower seeds.
Starting the week with their own mix and a container to store it in the kids now have a great snack mix that’s packed with protein and their favorite extras.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by GIANT Food Stores.