St. Patricks Day Trail Mix

Last week someone asked me for a great trail mix recipe. I quickly threw some ingredients I had on hand: granola, almonds and chocolate covered goji berries and made this super easy St. Patricks Day Trail Mix just in time for the holiday. It makes a great early morning or after workout pick-me-up or afternoon snack. Here are a few of my other favorite St. Patricks Day recipe ideas:

Pistachio Key Lime Shortbread Cookies from Barbara Bakes

Mint Brownies from¬†Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream from Averie Cooks

Saucepan Popcorn Recipe & Healthy Back to School Snack Ideas

Since school just started back, I am trying to start the year off right. I try to be creative and point my kids in the right direction when it comes to packing healthy lunches and providing after-school snacks that are good for them. My three children love this recipe for Saucepan Popcorn which is so easy and healthier than the other popcorn alternatives. Here are some other quick ideas for when you are in a hurry that have a nice balance of protein, fiber and carbohydrates:

Healthy Snacks Ideas for Kids:

Trail Mix

Homemade Smoothies

Homemade Granola

Healthier Banana Bread

Other Ideas:

Reduced Sodium Cottage Cheese with fruit

Whole grain crackers with cheese

Greek yogurt with honey and fruit

Apple and Skim Milk

Almond or Peanut Butter and Banana

Hummus with carrots and celery Nut Butter on graham crackers

Hard boiled eggs