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Pistachio Fruit and Yogurt Trail Mix

Trail mix is the perfect snack for school lunches or #afterschoolsnack And this one is our favorite with yogurt bites, fruit and chocolate! ohsweetbasil.com pistachio fruit and yogurt trail mix

Today’s post is all about the back to school lunches, but while there’s a recipe it’s actually more about the child than the lunch. I know, that sounds weird. But I wanted to tell you how we rock the lunch box at our house. It all started with a little inspiration from Rock the Lunch Box and Honest Kids and don’t worry, you’ll still get a recipe and a giveaway if you scroll down. Our little one is in 2nd grade this year. Holy crap. I can’t hardly believe it. Anyway, she comes home famished from school and you can just tell that her brain is a little fried as well. Especially last year. And so we’ve got this pistachio fruit and yogurt trail mix to help!

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Trail mix is the perfect snack for school lunches or #afterschoolsnack And this one is our favorite with yogurt bites, fruit and chocolate! ohsweetbasil.com pistachio fruit and yogurt trail mix

Our sweet little one went through a period of being picked on last year for, wait for it, having too big of eyes and eye lashes. Truth. And do you know what I said? “My dear, one day all of those mean girls will be jealous that you don’t have to put fakesies on your eyes because they are already gorgeous.” Seriously, kids can be so mean. Which is why I decided to take charge in the best way I knew how, building up our little one instead of worrying about the mean kids. Heaven knows I got picked on for being “skinny” when I was younger and now, well now those girls are all wondering how to lose the extra 50lbs they’ve put on. And, you leave high school and realize that the rest of the world could care less about anything and you just get to be your own self, finally. Isn’t it the best feeling?

Trail mix is the perfect snack for school lunches or #afterschoolsnack And this one is our favorite with yogurt bites, fruit and chocolate! ohsweetbasil.com pistachio fruit and yogurt trail mix

So, back to lunch. We had two things we wanted to do concerning lunches. First, avoid school lunch as if it’s the plague. Sorry folks, but pizza with a side of fries or french toast and a cookie are not lunch. I can and will do better for my little one because A. I want her to learn good habits now, and B. school is a long day and I remember how tired you get. I want our sweet girl to have the energy she needs to make it through the day.

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Second, I wanted a way to influence our little one from home for good. I wanted her to know she was being thought about, supported and loved. She doesn’t need mean people in her life, and there are far too many kids that could use her sweet smile and friendly disposition in their’s so we decided to act.

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For us, rocking the lunch box means that we choose awesome snacks like Honest Kids, Annies, Organic Valley etc. I choose to make a lot of my own homemade goodies, like this trail mix with pistachios, fruits, and white chocolate chips, but I love to throw in something that’s still healthier and delicious but I don’t have to prepare it.

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So I take care of her body first, then I bust out a cute note, sometime a simple one sometimes over the top, write down a quick story about something that made me think of her, a funny joke, or even just a special treat with an, “I love you” note. It’s simple, I know. But in the end, she loves it. She loves knowing that I’ve taken the time to think about her and it gives her a little break, or distraction from the school day. The bullying may be over for her this year, but she still has the world pounding on her and I’m bound and determined to have her know who she is and that she is loved, regardless.

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So tell me, how do you rock the lunch box? How do you influence your children even when they aren’t with you?

Are Pistachio Nuts?

Pistachios are a tiny nut that is packed full of nutrition.

These small nuts contain protein, fiber and a wealth of vitamins and minerals.

Can Pistachios Cause Allergies?

A person can be allergic to pistachios.

If you are allergic to cashews, you will likely be allergic to pistachios also.

Are Pomegranates Good For You?

Pomegranates are high in antioxidants, which can help remove free radicals, protect cells from damage, and reduce inflammation.

Pistachio Fruit and Yogurt Trail Mix

Trail mix is the perfect snack for school lunches or #afterschoolsnack And this one is our favorite with yogurt bites, fruit and chocolate! ohsweetbasil.com

Pistachio Fruit and Yogurt Trail Mix

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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 /2 gallon sized ziploc

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Dehydrated Strawberries
  • 1 Cup [Pomegranate Yogurt Bites]
  • 1 Cup Shelled Pistachios
  • 1 Cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1 Cup Craisins
  • 1/2 Cup Raisins

Instructions

  • Place everything in a ziploc bag and shake to mix.
  • Enjoy all day long or as a snack for lunch.
Nutrition Facts
Pistachio Fruit and Yogurt Trail Mix
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 3133
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 65.5mg22%
Carbohydrates 387.2g129%
Fiber 42.8g178%
Sugar 294.1g327%
Protein 66.9g134%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cheney Family

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

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  • Kit Kat

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  • And I just realized I didn’t answer the question! I loved getting a juice box!

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  • chips or candy. You can tell what we grew up with….

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  • I loved cheese-its with peanut butter

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  • This looks like so much fun to eat. And perfectly pink for your two girlies 🙂

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  • My favorite snack to find was definitely cherries!

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  • peanut butter smothered over a graham cracker 😛

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  • I love it!

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  • I loved getting a sweet treat thrown into my lunch bag. Still love when i remember a sweet treat in my lunch i bring to work 🙂

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  • My favorite was my ham sandwich my mom made 🙂

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    • mmmmm, I haven’t had a delicious ham sammy in forever!

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  • I love that trail mix!!! I just have to make that for my guys!!

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    • It’s so addicting! That’s the only crappy part!

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  • Peanut Butter Breakfast balls made with dry powder milk. So good!

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  • a jumbo pickle!

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  • I just found out tonight that we’re in your ward! It made me really excited because I have read off and on and knew that I recognized you from somewhere! I can’t wait to get to know you!

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  • This looks delicious I am always looking for healthy snacks to feed my kids.

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  • Ok, I want this mix in my lunch! Sounds so good!

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  • cookies! I have always had a sweet tooth!

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  • What a fun treat for lunch boxes, I love this! This mix looks delicious!

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  • My favorite find would be little notes or pictures from my Mom, it always made my day!

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  • My favorite treat would be Hollywood chews. It is a bar cookie with brown sugar and walnuts.

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  • i loved finding oreos in my lunch 🙂 i have sweet tooth

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  • This is so adorable! I’m seeing these ideas on the web more and more, and I hope that once our daughter goes to school I can do the same!

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  • What a great idea. Love the colors in that trail mix!

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  • You’re so right, kids can be so mean nowadays! Being bullied because having too large eyelashes and eyes? That sounds like jealousy to me, I’m sure your little girl is beautiful!
    And so is this snack mix, I wish I could have it when I get home from school… I’m always starving! Can’t wait to try it soon 🙂

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  • I pinned your Carne Asada Enchiladas on Pinterest 🙂

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  • I loved finding yogurt in my lunch as a kid…still love it!

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