The big day has come, tomorrow we fly over the pond to NYC!
Needless to say we are all excited and looking forward to our vacation: it has been a long summer in the city, especially for the kids. Thank goodness for the two lovely short breaks, one in June and one in July, with family at the seaside.
However, to get to the Big Apple we have a long flight and a 5am wake up, so I am preparing lotsa little snacks to keep the kids entertained and healthily fed during the trip. I'm cleaning and cutting up carrots into sticks, bringing along crackers and thought that making them a trail mix would be a fun, nutritious snack and a great way to use up odds and ends before stacking up at the Trader Joe's (yaaay!) just next to our apartment.
The great thing about a trail mix is you can put in whatever you like or have in the house. Like pop corn? Sounds good. Like some spice? I had some spicy pineapple I avoided because of the kids, but I'm sure it would have fit well. Or how about some wasabi peas? If it is not the middle of summer and you have a sweet tooth, you could throw in a few chocolate chips or M&Ms. Why not? Anything goes!
Here is what I used:
1 cup pecans
3/4 cup salted peanuts
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dried wild blueberries
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup dried sour cherries
1/2 cup chopped dried kiwi fruit
3/4 cup all natural red berry twist licorice bites
Hope you have a great end of the summer! I will be posting from the city that never sleeps.