Guest Post: DIY Trail Mix Minus The Unhealthy Stuff

Hi all, Please welcome Nicole from Mama to 4 Blessings, as a Guest Poster to Mom vs. the Boys today!
Take it away Nicole!

My kids like to snack. Changing our home with more healthier alternatives, using less and less sugary foods.

After going to the store and picking up a bag of trail mix, which I had intended to purchase I checked the label first. I was astounded at the sugar content. So I decided to come up with my own healthy version!

 DIY Healthy Trail Mix


1 cup of Cheerios

1/2 cup of peanuts

1/2 cup of almonds

1 cup of granola

Add all these ingredients to a mixing bowl, give a quick toss with your hands so that everything is mixed together and viola, you have a healthier version of trail mix. No chocolates, sugary dried fruits. The granola and other items are a good contrast of sweet and salty but a healthier version!

This post was written by Nicole: the owner and writer of Mama to 4 Blessings.  She is a homeschool mom with 4 children: 7 years, 4 years, 3 years and 18 months. Her blog consists of her homeschooling journey along with recipes, kids crafts, recipes, parenting and product reviews/giveaways. Stop by and see some of her posts!


  1. Kathryn says:

    This looks SO much better than the sugar-filled mix you buy in the stores! Thanks for a scrumptious recipe! 🙂

  2. Whispered Inspirations says:

    This is a great recipe and I so LOVE Bear Naked and Blue Diamond. Thanks, I’m going to try this for my kiddos!

  3. Mmmm, I love trail mix, especially the ones you make yourself because then you know you only have things you like.

  4. Kelley Johnsen says:

    Awesome mix! I am making for our next day out. Thank you for sharing.

  5. This looks so great. This would be fantastic for my workouts! Thanks!

  6. This sounds so yummy!

  7. Christine says:

    Love it! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  8. The store bought products are all greasy and expensive. This is great because I have all these items around the house. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Brandy @insanemamacita says:

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    I have been wondering how to do a healthier trail mix! This will be perfect for camping too. 🙂

  10. What a great idea, I love trail mix, but it tends to be so high in fat content because it’s filled with M&M’s and stuff. Great alternative right here 🙂

  11. Geri Fink says:

    This looks great! I love making trail mix!!

  12. Susan T. says:

    Making your own is such a great idea. It is surprising how unhealthy many of the store bought mixes are!

  13. loucheryl says:

    I’m a big fan of trail mix. I love to eat it before and after a run.

  14. My kids would totally eat that. I’d throw in some sunflower or pumpkin seeds, too!

  15. Jamie hall says:

    This looks great my daughter is aloud nuts at her daycare and this would be a great change

  16. kathy downey says:

    Oh oh,this is going to be delicious i just know it !

  17. Need to try this; would be great to bring along on a hike. Love that it is a healthier version!

  18. Elva Roberts says:

    This is an excellent snack for children and adults. The nuts, especially, are really good for us. Thank you for this easy recipe and all your recipes that you share with us.

  19. Elva Roberts says:

    I agree with you that Homemade Trail Mix is the best and can also be the healthiest. Thank you for sharing your recipe. It gives me some idea of what to add and what to avoid

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