Camping, Snacks

Camping Food: Trail Mix

May 30, 2012

One of our biggest challenges while camping would be snacks…
It’s super simple to head out for a day of hiking, or bike ridding, and realize you don’t have anything to munch on if you get hungry. Or in our case, when our three year old gets hungry.

So, before I left, I raided the pantry. I was looking for anything that would make a great ‘mix’ of sorts. What I found was a random combination of crackers and treats, but once combined made the ultimate on-the-go snack. My son told me that this trail mix was his absolute favorite thing about the whole weekend. And he loved that we had some left over for when we get home!

Trail Mix

{use cheez it’s, gold fish… whatever you have on hand}
{plain or yogurt covered}
{again, be creative. Use mini’s, sticks….}
Colored M&M’s
{these are optional}

THROWING THINGS TOGETHER: Raid your pantry. Find anything, and everything, that you thing would be good in a trail mix for you, or for the kiddo’s. Toss it together, and store in a bag. Whenever the time comes to break out the munchies, you are good to go!

I really love that this can be changed to fit your needs. You can use anything that you, or your family, enjoy. So don’t be afraid to follow your instincts! You can ditch the rasin’s, and go for a dried cherry, or throw in some nuts. Or try out teddy grahams and marshmallows? Let me know if you find a combination that is out of this world!


Comments (6)

  • Camping Food: A List Reply

    June 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    […] {You could even get creative and do fruit kabobs} > Frozen veggies > Dutch Oven Fries > Trail Mix > Rhodes Rolls On A Stick {I first heard of this from Stacie over at The Potter’s place… […]

  • Mary Lou Reply

    July 14, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    We are retired and on a budget too, so all your ideas are great. After cooking all these years, (54 at last count) we love to try something different! The one we love is crustless pumpkin. We mix up the pie filling and bake it in a 9 x 13 pan. Serve with whipped cream and we don’t even miss the crust. Easier and healthier too. It’s one of our staples now !!!

  • Jill Reply

    August 15, 2012 at 3:26 am

    I’m always looking for healthy snack ideas for my 3 year old daughter so this summer I created a healthy trail mix. The whole family loves it and it travels well. I make a big batch in a large resealable container and then pour into a smaller travel container for quick outings (trips to the Zoo, amusement parks, etc.) I use the following organic ingredients:

    Unsalted Almonds
    Nature’s Path Blueberry Cinnamon Flax Cereal
    Naturally sweetened Cranberries and Raisins
    Soy Nuts

    Occassionally I also add:

    Banana Chips
    Unsweetened Dried Apple Rings
    Goldfish crackers

  • Kristi Tyson Reply

    August 20, 2012 at 1:29 am

    There was a recipe on the Golden Graham’s box years ago, for S’mores (Rice Krispie) treats. I’m sure it is still out there, but the gist of it is: melt the chocolate chips with the marshmallows and some butter, stir in the Golden Grahams, press into a buttered pan. Yummy!

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  • Rose Reply

    July 6, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Ladies, ladies……please do not forget about taking care of yourself after the hard work of cooking and preparing meals all day….get the babies down for the evening and pop a cork of wine…..I love dark chocolate or just about any chocolate with my wine, I drink Moscato. Sweet and yet delicate (box kind)….its cheaper this way….so sit back after a long day of working and do some pampering yourself. By the way, I always take along nail polish and remover, its fun to get other women together and paint nails while sipping on some delic wine!

    Happy Camping!

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