A few weeks ago, we stopped by Palisades Park for a little hiking (as much hiking as you can do with two toddlers anyway)
We all had so much fun, the kids didn't want to leave. SO as part of my "let's leave as happily as possibly" (ie no screaming crying toddler tantrums because these two kids have the meanest parents in the world) I started talking about our trip back for more hiking. I told them we'd bring healthy snacks. Daughter mentioned water. I brought up trail mix. And started talking about all the healthy things that are in trail mix, and the yummy treats we could add to it.
Of course, this meant Daughter talked nonstop about trail mix until we made it!
the stuffI used pretzels (Daughter's favorite)
goldfish (Son's favorite)
walmart brand cheerios
(I would have added more unsalted nuts, but at the time the only nut that we KNEW for sure wouldn't kill Son was peanuts (which aren't nuts at all))
All mixed up.