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30 Second Trail Mix for Kids

When it comes to lunches, you just can’t avoid it. Sorry. As much as you likely don’t even want to consider slapping PB&J on another piece of bread, the fact is, every morning at 6am, you are likely making lunch for your kids, your spouse, or yourself.

But lunch time or snack time doesn’t always have to be torturous! It’s about putting together a snack that everyone can live with and something with flavor and taste! So recently when Ocean Spray reached out about some of their lunchbox options, I wanted to show you how I master the lunchbox in the morning.

30 Second Trail Mix for Kids

My 10 year old and 4 year old both have “snack time” at school and because of that, I have to include snacks that are great before lunchtime. This 30-second trail mix is easy to dump, mix and eat, making for the perfect snack time at lunch time mix. You can use ratios that make sense for your family, but I included

This can be made ahead of time and stored, or made in moments in the morning!

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Peanut Butter and Cranberry Apple Clusters

Featuring Craisins® Dried Cranberries Fruit Clusters

These little tasty bites of goodness deserve their own party! You can easily create a crunchy (and mostly healthy) snack with the following recipe. Keep in mind, this one has to be made ahead of time.

  1. Simply put down a piece of parchment paper into a glass pan. Dump your bag of Craisins® Dried Cranberries Fruit Clusters and create one layer. Your clusters should reach all sides with one bag. Slowly melt your peanut butter and agave nectar in a pan on low heat. Once totally melted, pour over your Craisins® Dried Cranberries Fruit Clusters and mix evenly. Put in fridge for approx 2 hours.
  2. Once chilled, pull the parchment paper out and cut up into bars or break into smaller pieces. Add as topping to thinly sliced red apples. To serve for lunch time, simply add another apple slice on top and wrap in foil.


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On a side note, I started buying the Ocean Spray Sparkling drinks a few weeks ago and I LOVE them. I buy them at my local retailer, or you can pick them up on Amazon. So far I have bought the Sparkling Cranberry, Cran*Mango, Cran*Lemonade, and the Pomegranate Blueberry. I recommend all of them but I like the Pomegranate Blueberry the best. I also haven’t seen these PACT ones out in public yet, but they are really good (Ocean Spray sent one to me to try out.) I would like a whole case of them and plan on picking them up once I find them available.

You can find delicious items like the ones below and start mastering YOUR lunch!

  • Craisins® Dried Cranberries Brick Pack
  • Craisins® Dried Cranberries Fruit Clusters
  • Milk Chocolate Covered or Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins® Dried Cranberries
  • Single-Serve Multi-Pack Juice
  • Sparkling Juice Drinks
  • PACT® Cranberry Extract Water

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