Ingredients in this MyPlate2Yours Trail Mix has Life cereal, popcorn, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and dark chocolate chips.
I enjoy teaching nutrition to the freshman health students at our local high school. It is great to interact with these students because they have entered a time in their lives when they make many of their own food choices. This is new for many of them and they are very receptive to the help I can provide. We talk about nutrition requirements for teens.
Here is a snack I always bring to class. When combined with a glass of milk, this snack will provide all the food groups in MyPlate . The ingredients in this recipe are listed in order of greatest proportion to least. Quantities are up to you. Have fun!
MyPlate2Yours Trail Mix
PHOTO caption: Ingredients in this MyPlate2Yours Trail Mix has Life cereal, popcorn, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and dark chocolate chips.
Pick 1 or more whole grain:
Life cereal, Oat squares, Cheerios, Popcorn, Mini Shredded Wheat
Pick 1 or more dried fruits:
Raisins, cranberries, banana chips, apples, apricots, dates
Pick 1 or more nuts/seeds:
Sliced almonds, peanuts, cashews, walnuts, sunflower seeds, soy nuts
If desired, choose a little something sweet:
Dark chocolate chips, M&M’s, mini marshmallows, Teddy Grahams
Mix together in desired amounts in a large bowl Grab a serving. Enjoy!