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Fresh Recipes: Nut-Free Trail Mix

Thursday, August 30, 2018 7:20 AM

Back-to-school season has a lot of us looking for easy, filling snacks that are perfect to grab on the go. Sometimes it can be tricky to find something that is nutritious and keeps us full for an extended period of time. Theresa Desai, RD, Dietitian at NorthShore, shares an easy recipe for a trail mix that has healthy fats, protein and great taste. This recipe is a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen, and is nut free and safe to bring to schools.


Nut-Free Trail Mix


For this recipe, feel free to add as much or as little of each ingredient to your trail mix. If you are looking for a general measurement, it a good starting point is to add ¼ - ½ cup of each ingredient.

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Dehydrated bananas or banana chips
  • Raisins
  • Dried apricots
  • Dried cranberries
  • Cheerios
  • Pretzels
  • Dried dates
  • Popcorn


  1. Add all ingredients together in a bowl or large bag.
  2. Stir the bowl or shake the bag to evenly mix the ingredients.
  3. Store in an air-tight container or bag, or separate in to individual servings.