In the hustle and bustle of daily life, finding a snack that is both nutritious and appealing to kids can be a challenge, I TOTALLY get it!!. That’s why I created this little concoction of what I have called "Monster Mix". Not only is this a super delicious powerhouse of essential nutrients but this is also a school friendly treat!
When my kids were little, I tried so hard to create snacks that not only satisfied their taste buds but also provided essential nutrients to support their growth and development. Monster Mix became the perfect solution. Both pumpkin and sunflower seeds are the stars of this mix. Rich in healthy fats, protein, and essential minerals, they contribute to a wholesome snack that keeps kids energized throughout the day. Then I go ahead and add the dried fruits. Opting for sulphite-free dried fruits is crucial for maintaining a healthy snack. Sulphites, commonly found in some dried fruits, can trigger symptoms of underlying respiratory issues among other things. By choosing sulphite-free options like Goji berries and unsweetened dried blueberries ensure a snack that is safe and nourishing.
Ok, let's not forget the unsweetened coconut flakes, These little flakes not only add a delightful tropical twist but also bring some fantastic benefits. they are rich in healthy fats, which also provide sustained energy. In addition, coconut contains essential nutrients like fibre, manganese, and copper, contributing to a well rounded and nutritious snack. So, be sure to toss in those coconut flakes for an extra boost of flavour and goodness.
Let's chat dark chocolate for a minute, I mean seriously, doesn't chocolate ALWAYS add a sprinkle of fun to almost anything?! Not only does it make Monster Mix visually appealing for kids, but dark chocolate also brings its own set of benefits, including antioxidants and mood-boosting properties.
Monster Mix goes beyond just being tasty; it’s a nutrient-packed snack that supports concentration, focus, and overall mood. The combination of seeds, dried fruits, and dark chocolate provides a balanced blend of carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats.
It was such a huge hit in my household, especially when my kids were little; I sure hope it becomes a favorite in yours too!! By offering a snack that is both delicious and nutritious, we can ensure our kids stay happy, satiated, and ready to conquer whatever comes their way. Try out this recipe, and let Monster Mix become a staple in your family’s snack repertoire.
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup dark chocolate chunks
½ cup dried fruit of choice (look for ones without sulphites)
Mix Ingredients together and serve.
Store in fridge in airtight container.
(All ingredients can be purchased at the bulk barn)