I don’t know about you, but Valentine’s Day sneaks up on me!
Since becoming a work from home mompreneur I’ve become oddly more last minute about some family holiday preparations – including Valentine’s Day.
This time of year I’m usually dealing with the winter crud spreading though our house.
And I’m simultaneously trying to keep focused on my new year’s business goals because #mompreneurlife.
Not to mention, there is always that annual new year’s diet resolution, right? The one that’s keeping me out of the candy isle and away from the Valentine’s day treats.
Valentine’s Day Treats
But the reality is Valentines Day is ALL ABOUT the SWEET TREATS!
And there’s no reason that my daughter should be without a Frozen snack bag of Valentine’s Day Snack Mix just because I’m avoiding the Valentine’s section of Target!
And sure I could have Instacart deliver me some extra treats but then they’ll be in my house tempting me all day. No thanks!
Trail Mix vs Snack Mixes
Making trail mix out of the snacks we already have on hand is a regular occurrence in out house.
On the weekends I mix almonds, peanuts or pecans with a combination of raisins, dried cranberries, oyster crackers, goldfish, pretzels or whatever lunch box snacks I need to use up.
For school days we go nut free and call it snack mix. One of my daughter’s best friend’s is severely allergic to nuts so we keep snack mixes nut free.
Valentine’s Day Snack Mix
So for all you moms, who like me, tend to let Valentine’s Day sneak up on you here’s a kids Valentine’s Day Snack Mix made from what’s already in the pantry.
It might not be Pinterest or Instagram perfect but my daughter isn’t going to complain about a Frozen Snack Bag filled with pink gold fish, dried cranberry’s and an M&M (just don’t tell her the M&Ms are from the candy cane Santa left in her Christmas Stocking!)
If you are out of M&M’s mini marshmallows also work!
Valentine's Day Snack Mix for Kids
This quick and easy kids Valentine's Day Snack mix uses what you've already got in your pantry. If you don't have enough red M&Ms try mini marshmallows instead!
- 1 Handful pink Princess Goldfish
- 1 Handful Red M&Ms
- 1 Handful Dried Cranberries
- Mix together in a baggie and send in a lunch box or serve in a bowl.
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