My husband brings a huge lunch to work each day. PBJ, cucumbers, apple, plum (seasonally), cookies, pretzels, cantaloupe, watermelon, and trail mix. Now to be fair, this lunch has to last him from 5-6 am until potentially 8-9 pm. It’s a lot to keep track of grocery wise though. We used to buy the trail mix at BJ’s but after running out and forgetting to buy it multiple times we decided to start trying to make some ourselves.
Buying the ingredients separately has saved money. Store bought was 9.99 and lasted about a week and a half. Our mix lasts us about 5-6 weeks. Comes to about .85 a serving for store bought vs .70 a serving for homemade. Plus the benefit of knowing the exact ingredients that you are adding in. Obviously, as there is no cooking involved, this is hardly a recipe but ratios can be difficult and we find that this one is spot on.
Place 2 cups of Cheerios, 2 cups of Chex, 1 cup of Craisins, 1 cup of raisins, 1 cup of cashews, 1 cup of peanuts and 1 cup of chocolate chips in a container. Place the lid on top and shake. That’s it! All done.
- 2 cups of Cheerios
- 2 cups of Chex
- 1 cup of Craisins
- 1 cup of raisins
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
- 1 cup of cashews
- 1 cup of peanuts
- Place all of the ingredients in a sealable container. Put the lid on. Shake well. Eat!