Spooky Good Trail Mix 

Prep Time

5 minutes

Prep Notes

It’s SO important to know what is in the food you eat. When you make it yourself, you have that power. This is a healthy alternative to a processed snack from the store. It’s low in sugar and fills you up. Make lots of extra and pack for an after school treat or a Halloween or movie night treat.Try to think of your own healthy toppings to swap in. 

Cooking Time

10 Minutes

Yields

1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup air-popped popcorn (Chik-a-Boom or Skinny Pop or pop-your own)

  • 1 TBL shelled pumpkin seeds (raw or roasted)

  • 1 TBL dark chocolate chips

  • 1 TBL dried cranberries

  • 1 TBL coconut shavings (raw or roasted)

  • 1 shake of ground cinnamon

Substitutions:

  • shake of paprika

  • dried cherries or chopped dried apricots

  • roasted chickpeas

  • sprinkle parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Pop! Scoop! Spinkle! Shake! Share! Enjoy!

(To roast coconut and pumpkin seeds together, simply place on parchment paper or straight on a baking sheet. Spray with olive oil and sprinkle with a dash of salt. Roast at 350 for 5 minutes or until coconut browns and pumpkin seeds pop).

Notes

Popcorn is a whole grain. If you can find non-GMO kernels, even better. These ingredients provide anti-oxidants, fiber, and healthy fats. Such a great way to incorporate a new snack that is not processed!  

Credit

Chia Leah and mPowering
www.chialeah.com, www.mpoweringhealth.com

Treats, SnacksBill Bostrom