Super Simple Snack Series: Nuts & Dried Fruit

I have gotten away from serving nuts and dried fruit as a snack to the kids.  I think it is because they eat so much of it, and it doesn’t last long.  Good nuts and dried fruit are expensive, so this quickly destroys the food budget. With my new focus on portion sizes, I decided to give it another shot.  Make your own combinations or buy it already made in a pinch.  Either way, it couldn’t be a simpler snack!  Great for fueling those little bodies, especially after school or prior to athletics.

Organic Raisins

Organic Raisins

These raisins came from Publix.  I prefer to transfer things to a glass jar because it stores easier in the pantry. This is a honey jar, and I wash clean them out when they are empty and use them in my pantry.  They are a perfect height with a wide mouth, and I like having containers that are all the exact same size.  One serving of raisins is 1/4 cup, so if you stick to this serving size, you can see how this $4.50 container of organic raisins will go a lot further!

One serving of organic raisins = 1/4 cup

One serving of organic raisins = 1/4 cup

This works well if you pair it with something else because I know my kids will still be hungry after this!  Nuts make a great combination, and again, 1/4 cup is one serving.

Non-GMO Cashew, Almond, Pistachio Mix

Non-GMO Cashew, Almond, Pistachio Mix


This glass jar full is the whole bag!  All $6 of it……BUT, if you stick to the serving size you will get nine servings out of it.  Tailor the serving size to your child; for example, my 2 and 4 year old don’t need an entire 1/4 cup.  I could theoretically get 3 servings out of this bag for all 4 of my children.


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