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11 Easy Trail Mix Recipes for Snacking While on the Go

11 Easy Trail Mix Recipes for Snacking While on the Go

These DIY trail mix recipes will keep you full and your energy up all day long

This trail mix with raw almonds and sunflower seeds is packed with healthful oils.

Trail Mix is perfect for on-the-go snacking. Whether you are planning a weekend hike, training for a race, or just completing a crosstown commute, a DIY trail mix might be exactly the snack you need to keep your energy levels up.

Click here for the 11 Easy Trail Mix Recipes for Snacking on the Go Slideshow.

Trail mixes can pack quite the caloric punch. Making your own allows you to tailor the mix for your needs. Use more of the higher calorie ingredients, like nuts, when taking your trail mix on strenuous hikes where you will burn lots of calories. Opt for lower calorie trail mixes with shredded coconut and high-fiber cereals when you need a midday work week snack. In general, make sure there are more nuts and seeds than chocolate and dried fruit proportionally or you are in danger of a major sugar rush.

Making your own trail mix will also save you a buck or two. Pre-packaged foods in the grocery store can come at a premium. You can make enough trail mix for the week for the price of one packaged serving of trail mix.

If you have leftover trail mix from the week, why not turn that healthy snack into another delicious treat with these recipes for healthy snacks. If you are in need of inspiration for your next healthy treat, check out these trail-mix recipes that will keep you full and healthy throughout all your day-to-day activities.


Pack this light-weight snack on your next hike or camp out. The banana and raisins are the perfect sweet balance to the salty peanuts. Add more seeds, like sunflower or pepitas, for even more hunger-fighting nutrients.

For the Banana Raisin Trail Mix recipe, click here.


This coconut curry trail mix is a nice change from the usual. Shredded coconut, cinnamon pecan cereal, and a hint of curry powder give this trail mix its delightfully sweet and savory flavor.

For the Coconut Curry Trail Mix recipe, click here.


Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.


10 Easy and Healthy On-the-Go Summer Snacks

Did everyone make it to summer break okay? How have the few weeks of summer been going?

I always make this vision in my head before summer break starts of having this super relaxed, go-with-the-flow summer break. With a 2, 5, and 7 year-old…yeah right :).

We really do enjoy our summer break, and I don’t schedule too much. I enjoy just letting the girls explore the outdoors and take a break from our traditional school year routine. They love it!

There are some really cool things to do in our area during the summer. So for about half the week we are off to visit the local splash pad, build sand castles at the beach, and play at the park. When little kids are busy in the summer, little snacks to hold them over to their next meal are a must. (Unless you enjoy the melting down 2 year-old type, or the whining 5 year-old thing.)

My goal for any snack time is to make every bite count. Sounds kind of “deep” for a post about snacks, but hear me out!

Have you ever given a 10 am snack of crackers or pretzels at the park, only to have the noon time lunch meal left half eaten or picked at? *raises hand* That is so frustrating!

I learned early on that since those little bellies don’t hold much, my job is to make every bite count as a meal. So those little snacks at the zoo or beach can be looked at as a mini meal, or as an extension of the kids’ lunch. I want a protein and/or fat at each snack to make it more substantial.

You know I wouldn’t leave you hanging without some easy and healthy snack suggestions. Because I know your schedules are already filled up, here is a list you can rotate around to keep the kids getting a variety of nutrients while still keeping summer snacking fun and enjoyable.


10 Easy and Healthy On-the-Go Summer Snacks

Did everyone make it to summer break okay? How have the few weeks of summer been going?

I always make this vision in my head before summer break starts of having this super relaxed, go-with-the-flow summer break. With a 2, 5, and 7 year-old…yeah right :).

We really do enjoy our summer break, and I don’t schedule too much. I enjoy just letting the girls explore the outdoors and take a break from our traditional school year routine. They love it!

There are some really cool things to do in our area during the summer. So for about half the week we are off to visit the local splash pad, build sand castles at the beach, and play at the park. When little kids are busy in the summer, little snacks to hold them over to their next meal are a must. (Unless you enjoy the melting down 2 year-old type, or the whining 5 year-old thing.)

My goal for any snack time is to make every bite count. Sounds kind of “deep” for a post about snacks, but hear me out!

Have you ever given a 10 am snack of crackers or pretzels at the park, only to have the noon time lunch meal left half eaten or picked at? *raises hand* That is so frustrating!

I learned early on that since those little bellies don’t hold much, my job is to make every bite count as a meal. So those little snacks at the zoo or beach can be looked at as a mini meal, or as an extension of the kids’ lunch. I want a protein and/or fat at each snack to make it more substantial.

You know I wouldn’t leave you hanging without some easy and healthy snack suggestions. Because I know your schedules are already filled up, here is a list you can rotate around to keep the kids getting a variety of nutrients while still keeping summer snacking fun and enjoyable.


10 Easy and Healthy On-the-Go Summer Snacks

Did everyone make it to summer break okay? How have the few weeks of summer been going?

I always make this vision in my head before summer break starts of having this super relaxed, go-with-the-flow summer break. With a 2, 5, and 7 year-old…yeah right :).

We really do enjoy our summer break, and I don’t schedule too much. I enjoy just letting the girls explore the outdoors and take a break from our traditional school year routine. They love it!

There are some really cool things to do in our area during the summer. So for about half the week we are off to visit the local splash pad, build sand castles at the beach, and play at the park. When little kids are busy in the summer, little snacks to hold them over to their next meal are a must. (Unless you enjoy the melting down 2 year-old type, or the whining 5 year-old thing.)

My goal for any snack time is to make every bite count. Sounds kind of “deep” for a post about snacks, but hear me out!

Have you ever given a 10 am snack of crackers or pretzels at the park, only to have the noon time lunch meal left half eaten or picked at? *raises hand* That is so frustrating!

I learned early on that since those little bellies don’t hold much, my job is to make every bite count as a meal. So those little snacks at the zoo or beach can be looked at as a mini meal, or as an extension of the kids’ lunch. I want a protein and/or fat at each snack to make it more substantial.

You know I wouldn’t leave you hanging without some easy and healthy snack suggestions. Because I know your schedules are already filled up, here is a list you can rotate around to keep the kids getting a variety of nutrients while still keeping summer snacking fun and enjoyable.


10 Easy and Healthy On-the-Go Summer Snacks

Did everyone make it to summer break okay? How have the few weeks of summer been going?

I always make this vision in my head before summer break starts of having this super relaxed, go-with-the-flow summer break. With a 2, 5, and 7 year-old…yeah right :).

We really do enjoy our summer break, and I don’t schedule too much. I enjoy just letting the girls explore the outdoors and take a break from our traditional school year routine. They love it!

There are some really cool things to do in our area during the summer. So for about half the week we are off to visit the local splash pad, build sand castles at the beach, and play at the park. When little kids are busy in the summer, little snacks to hold them over to their next meal are a must. (Unless you enjoy the melting down 2 year-old type, or the whining 5 year-old thing.)

My goal for any snack time is to make every bite count. Sounds kind of “deep” for a post about snacks, but hear me out!

Have you ever given a 10 am snack of crackers or pretzels at the park, only to have the noon time lunch meal left half eaten or picked at? *raises hand* That is so frustrating!

I learned early on that since those little bellies don’t hold much, my job is to make every bite count as a meal. So those little snacks at the zoo or beach can be looked at as a mini meal, or as an extension of the kids’ lunch. I want a protein and/or fat at each snack to make it more substantial.

You know I wouldn’t leave you hanging without some easy and healthy snack suggestions. Because I know your schedules are already filled up, here is a list you can rotate around to keep the kids getting a variety of nutrients while still keeping summer snacking fun and enjoyable.


10 Easy and Healthy On-the-Go Summer Snacks

Did everyone make it to summer break okay? How have the few weeks of summer been going?

I always make this vision in my head before summer break starts of having this super relaxed, go-with-the-flow summer break. With a 2, 5, and 7 year-old…yeah right :).

We really do enjoy our summer break, and I don’t schedule too much. I enjoy just letting the girls explore the outdoors and take a break from our traditional school year routine. They love it!

There are some really cool things to do in our area during the summer. So for about half the week we are off to visit the local splash pad, build sand castles at the beach, and play at the park. When little kids are busy in the summer, little snacks to hold them over to their next meal are a must. (Unless you enjoy the melting down 2 year-old type, or the whining 5 year-old thing.)

My goal for any snack time is to make every bite count. Sounds kind of “deep” for a post about snacks, but hear me out!

Have you ever given a 10 am snack of crackers or pretzels at the park, only to have the noon time lunch meal left half eaten or picked at? *raises hand* That is so frustrating!

I learned early on that since those little bellies don’t hold much, my job is to make every bite count as a meal. So those little snacks at the zoo or beach can be looked at as a mini meal, or as an extension of the kids’ lunch. I want a protein and/or fat at each snack to make it more substantial.

You know I wouldn’t leave you hanging without some easy and healthy snack suggestions. Because I know your schedules are already filled up, here is a list you can rotate around to keep the kids getting a variety of nutrients while still keeping summer snacking fun and enjoyable.


10 Easy and Healthy On-the-Go Summer Snacks

Did everyone make it to summer break okay? How have the few weeks of summer been going?

I always make this vision in my head before summer break starts of having this super relaxed, go-with-the-flow summer break. With a 2, 5, and 7 year-old…yeah right :).

We really do enjoy our summer break, and I don’t schedule too much. I enjoy just letting the girls explore the outdoors and take a break from our traditional school year routine. They love it!

There are some really cool things to do in our area during the summer. So for about half the week we are off to visit the local splash pad, build sand castles at the beach, and play at the park. When little kids are busy in the summer, little snacks to hold them over to their next meal are a must. (Unless you enjoy the melting down 2 year-old type, or the whining 5 year-old thing.)

My goal for any snack time is to make every bite count. Sounds kind of “deep” for a post about snacks, but hear me out!

Have you ever given a 10 am snack of crackers or pretzels at the park, only to have the noon time lunch meal left half eaten or picked at? *raises hand* That is so frustrating!

I learned early on that since those little bellies don’t hold much, my job is to make every bite count as a meal. So those little snacks at the zoo or beach can be looked at as a mini meal, or as an extension of the kids’ lunch. I want a protein and/or fat at each snack to make it more substantial.

You know I wouldn’t leave you hanging without some easy and healthy snack suggestions. Because I know your schedules are already filled up, here is a list you can rotate around to keep the kids getting a variety of nutrients while still keeping summer snacking fun and enjoyable.


10 Easy and Healthy On-the-Go Summer Snacks

Did everyone make it to summer break okay? How have the few weeks of summer been going?

I always make this vision in my head before summer break starts of having this super relaxed, go-with-the-flow summer break. With a 2, 5, and 7 year-old…yeah right :).

We really do enjoy our summer break, and I don’t schedule too much. I enjoy just letting the girls explore the outdoors and take a break from our traditional school year routine. They love it!

There are some really cool things to do in our area during the summer. So for about half the week we are off to visit the local splash pad, build sand castles at the beach, and play at the park. When little kids are busy in the summer, little snacks to hold them over to their next meal are a must. (Unless you enjoy the melting down 2 year-old type, or the whining 5 year-old thing.)

My goal for any snack time is to make every bite count. Sounds kind of “deep” for a post about snacks, but hear me out!

Have you ever given a 10 am snack of crackers or pretzels at the park, only to have the noon time lunch meal left half eaten or picked at? *raises hand* That is so frustrating!

I learned early on that since those little bellies don’t hold much, my job is to make every bite count as a meal. So those little snacks at the zoo or beach can be looked at as a mini meal, or as an extension of the kids’ lunch. I want a protein and/or fat at each snack to make it more substantial.

You know I wouldn’t leave you hanging without some easy and healthy snack suggestions. Because I know your schedules are already filled up, here is a list you can rotate around to keep the kids getting a variety of nutrients while still keeping summer snacking fun and enjoyable.


10 Easy and Healthy On-the-Go Summer Snacks

Did everyone make it to summer break okay? How have the few weeks of summer been going?

I always make this vision in my head before summer break starts of having this super relaxed, go-with-the-flow summer break. With a 2, 5, and 7 year-old…yeah right :).

We really do enjoy our summer break, and I don’t schedule too much. I enjoy just letting the girls explore the outdoors and take a break from our traditional school year routine. They love it!

There are some really cool things to do in our area during the summer. So for about half the week we are off to visit the local splash pad, build sand castles at the beach, and play at the park. When little kids are busy in the summer, little snacks to hold them over to their next meal are a must. (Unless you enjoy the melting down 2 year-old type, or the whining 5 year-old thing.)

My goal for any snack time is to make every bite count. Sounds kind of “deep” for a post about snacks, but hear me out!

Have you ever given a 10 am snack of crackers or pretzels at the park, only to have the noon time lunch meal left half eaten or picked at? *raises hand* That is so frustrating!

I learned early on that since those little bellies don’t hold much, my job is to make every bite count as a meal. So those little snacks at the zoo or beach can be looked at as a mini meal, or as an extension of the kids’ lunch. I want a protein and/or fat at each snack to make it more substantial.

You know I wouldn’t leave you hanging without some easy and healthy snack suggestions. Because I know your schedules are already filled up, here is a list you can rotate around to keep the kids getting a variety of nutrients while still keeping summer snacking fun and enjoyable.


10 Easy and Healthy On-the-Go Summer Snacks

Did everyone make it to summer break okay? How have the few weeks of summer been going?

I always make this vision in my head before summer break starts of having this super relaxed, go-with-the-flow summer break. With a 2, 5, and 7 year-old…yeah right :).

We really do enjoy our summer break, and I don’t schedule too much. I enjoy just letting the girls explore the outdoors and take a break from our traditional school year routine. They love it!

There are some really cool things to do in our area during the summer. So for about half the week we are off to visit the local splash pad, build sand castles at the beach, and play at the park. When little kids are busy in the summer, little snacks to hold them over to their next meal are a must. (Unless you enjoy the melting down 2 year-old type, or the whining 5 year-old thing.)

My goal for any snack time is to make every bite count. Sounds kind of “deep” for a post about snacks, but hear me out!

Have you ever given a 10 am snack of crackers or pretzels at the park, only to have the noon time lunch meal left half eaten or picked at? *raises hand* That is so frustrating!

I learned early on that since those little bellies don’t hold much, my job is to make every bite count as a meal. So those little snacks at the zoo or beach can be looked at as a mini meal, or as an extension of the kids’ lunch. I want a protein and/or fat at each snack to make it more substantial.

You know I wouldn’t leave you hanging without some easy and healthy snack suggestions. Because I know your schedules are already filled up, here is a list you can rotate around to keep the kids getting a variety of nutrients while still keeping summer snacking fun and enjoyable.


10 Easy and Healthy On-the-Go Summer Snacks

Did everyone make it to summer break okay? How have the few weeks of summer been going?

I always make this vision in my head before summer break starts of having this super relaxed, go-with-the-flow summer break. With a 2, 5, and 7 year-old…yeah right :).

We really do enjoy our summer break, and I don’t schedule too much. I enjoy just letting the girls explore the outdoors and take a break from our traditional school year routine. They love it!

There are some really cool things to do in our area during the summer. So for about half the week we are off to visit the local splash pad, build sand castles at the beach, and play at the park. When little kids are busy in the summer, little snacks to hold them over to their next meal are a must. (Unless you enjoy the melting down 2 year-old type, or the whining 5 year-old thing.)

My goal for any snack time is to make every bite count. Sounds kind of “deep” for a post about snacks, but hear me out!

Have you ever given a 10 am snack of crackers or pretzels at the park, only to have the noon time lunch meal left half eaten or picked at? *raises hand* That is so frustrating!

I learned early on that since those little bellies don’t hold much, my job is to make every bite count as a meal. So those little snacks at the zoo or beach can be looked at as a mini meal, or as an extension of the kids’ lunch. I want a protein and/or fat at each snack to make it more substantial.

You know I wouldn’t leave you hanging without some easy and healthy snack suggestions. Because I know your schedules are already filled up, here is a list you can rotate around to keep the kids getting a variety of nutrients while still keeping summer snacking fun and enjoyable.