Favorite Back to School Snack: Healthy Trail Mix

School starts in one week so I (and we) are trying to brace ourselves or get fired up (depends which way I look at it). I have been thinking about healthy snacks since my daughter, Leigh, takes her lunch every day and goes to cheerleading straight from school. Also, my two boys, Alec and Zachary, are ravenous when they get home from school, and this recipe really fills them up. This trail mix is a cinch. I call it a “dump and stir”. It has a got a great variety of ingredients with protein, fiber and carbohydrates. They love eating it plain, adding milk to it or even stirring it into Greek yogurt. The only problem is: I have to control myself. Once I start eating it, I cannot stop.

Healthy Trail Mix

Prep Times:

5 minutes


6 cups


21/2 cups oatmeal Squares
2 cups granola
1 cup peanut-butter filled pretzels
2 (10-ounce) package Harvest blend trail mix (I used Back to Nature)
1 (5.2-ounce) dried strawberries
1 (5.2-ounce) dried blueberries
1 (8.3-ounce) yogurt covered raisins


1. Combine all ingredients in a airtight container and store at room temperature.

18 thoughts on “Favorite Back to School Snack: Healthy Trail Mix”

  1. This looks great Alison. I love your back to school recipes this week. They are great for children and us adults who need new ideas

  2. Can’t believe school is starting up already! Yes, time for thinking up some healthy snacks – this trail mix is a great way to start off the school year.

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