Eat a Rainbow: Dried Fruit and Nut Mix

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  • This is my first “recipe” for my Eat a Rainbow project and I am already having fun! I got a ton of amazing dried fruit and nuts and put together my rainbow.

    Dried Fruit and Nut Mix

     

    To make my rainbow I used: 
    Red: Cranberries, Strawberries
    Orange: Apricots
    Yellow: Pineapple, Bananas
    Green: Pistachios
    Blue: Blueberries
    Purple: Prunes, Dates
    Extras: Pecans, Almonds
    I chopped up the fruit that was bigger and measured everything out. 
    Then I threw everything in a big bowl and mixed it up.

     

    There are so many great combinations of fruit and nuts that you could put together, but here is what I did. 
    Dried Fruit and Nut Mix
    1/2 C dried cranberries
    1/2 C dried strawberries
    1/2 C dried blueberries
    1/2 C dried pineapple pieces
    1/2 C banana chips
    1/2 C prunes, quartered
    1/2 C apricots quartered
    1/2 C dates
    1 C pistacios, shelled, salted
    1 C pecans, roasted and salted w/ sea salt
    1 C almonds, roasted and salted w/ sea salt
    3 of the 8 types of fruit in this mix are no sugar added. I hope to find more like that soon. As for the nuts, unsalted is obviously better for you, but I like a little salty with all the fruit. Doesn’t that look amazing?
    This would be a great gift idea! Just scoop some into cute little baggies, tie a ribbon around the top, and that’s it! If you are a big snacker, like ME, it’s not a bad idea to scoop some into a little individual bag so you don’t over do it! 
    From here, you could make this into a trail mix by adding shredded coconut, candy pieces or even cereal. Turning this into delicious granola bars would be simple too-in fact, I might have to try that. Or you could do what I did this morning and add a scoop to your oatmeal. Yum! 
    This would also be a fun project to do with kids and a great way to get them interested in healthy foods. :)
    Happy snacking!