Looking for something besides fruit snacks or Goldfish at your next playdate? Then consider serving this crunchy, kid-friendly playdate snack mix!
If there’s one thing about motherhood I never in a million years thought I needed as much as I do, it’s other moms. From Scary Mommy article sharing to pick-me-up texts, I don’t know what I’d do without my mom pals. That’s not to say I don’t rely on or cherish the relationships I have with my friends who are not yet moms, there’s just something about being able to relate to the person at the park who hasn’t showered in two days, has a toddler screaming NO at the top of their lungs, and another toddler chewing on woodchips. Yep, I’m that Mom.
I’m pretty sure I’m in the season of play dates with my mom friends. While I have the occasional night out with one or two, I get most of my girl time either at the park or at someone’s house. Kids ALWAYS included. Snacks too. That’s how I came up with the name for this play date snack mix. It’s essentially a trail mix but I think the play date snack mix title is something all moms can relate to. And enjoy a handful themselves.
Made with Kroger’s Simple Truth snacking line, I selected a few of our favorite crunchy items: freeze-dried strawberries, raw pumpkin seeds, sesame sticks, and banana chips— all free from 101+ artificial preservatives and ingredients. I tend to make my play date snack mixes nut-free, unless otherwise given the A-OK from another mom that their kids can have nuts. You could also go rogue and add things like dried raisins or chocolate chips, but since I already had dried fruit in this particular mix, I decided the kids didn’t need any more sugar.
Not a real recipe guys, but I eye-balled how much goes in each Ziploc bag or bowl. Of course, portions can be adjusted based on what and how much you want your little ones to have.
What I love about the Simple Truth snacking line is that the tagline is as follows: the perfect snack partner for life on the go. There’s no stopping kids at a play date, am I right?!