Healthy Trail Mix – The Perfect On-The-Go Snack!

Every year I tell myself that I’m going to have this great laid back summer of reading and beach visits. In reality, it becomes carting the boys from friend to friend and camp to camp. Every weekend has some kind of BBQ or birthday party planned and we’re constantly on the move. I needed a good go-to snack that I could throw in my purse, like a healthy trail mix.

Easy Healthy Trail Mix

I went into my pantry and pulled out things I already had on hand that I knew everyone loved. I make trail mix often and the kids always like it. I will put different things in occasionally to make it a little different. Our base it pretty much the same since I keep these items in stock at all times.

Healthy Trail Mix Ingredients

  • 1 bag of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn, popped
  • 1.5 Cups Banana Chips
  • 1.5 Cups Whole Almonds
  • 1.5 Cups Whole Raw Cashews
  • 1.5 Cups Dried Cranberries
  • 1.5 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips

Trail Mix Ingredients

Pop your JOLLY TIME Pop Corn according to the directions and then empty into a large bowl and let cool completely. Take a moment to pick out kernels that didn’t pop.


Add all other ingredients and then stir with your hands.

Easy HealthyTrail Mix Yum

The mixture will seem like everything sinks down below the popcorn but if you scoop in you’ll get a nice mixture of everything.

Easy Healthy Trail Mix on the go

If I left the healthy trail mix out the kids would eat it in a day. They just love any excuse to eat popcorn. Sawyer actually sat beside me while I made this batch and stole handfuls every time I would turn around.

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Since I always try to encourage healthy snacking. I use a 1 cup measuring cup and scoop (all the way to the bottom and back up) this healthy trail mix into sandwich-sized plastic bags. I put all the snack sized bags into a bowl on the counter and everyone knows they can grab a bag (or two!) as they walk out the door.

Healthy on the go snack

In this healthy trail mix recipe, I used the JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop Crispy White but they have a selection of varieties to choose from. I like to start with popcorn as the base because it’s what my kids focus in on. They love popcorn because it tastes good and I like it because it’s a high fiber, low-calorie snack.

JOLLY TIME Pop Corn Varieties

What are your favorite ingredients when you make trail mix?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. Sarah Osborne says

    I need to make this! I’m a big trail mix fan.

  2. vickie couturier says

    that does look good and its something that the grandkids would love too

  3. Julie Wood says

    Your healthy trail mix looks yummy! I want to make it for my kids. They would love it. We love having popcorn at our house!

  4. Elisabeth says

    I love a good trail mix! Love the idea of putting popcorn in there!

  5. G K says

    This looks like the perfect, healthy snack.

  6. Amy Orvin says

    Yum! I really love the idea of adding popcorn. This will be a winner at my house.

  7. Sarah Hayes says

    this is the best recipe Ive seen for trail mix. yum!! packed with nutrients too. I know my LO would love this

  8. I love to eat trail mix (snack size) on the go. Thanks for sharing a great healthy (snack) recipe.

  9. heather says

    I so need to make some this for when I am running around and can’t stop to eat thanks for sharing this one.

  10. Janet W. says

    What a delicious snack mix! I’d love to make this for my grandsons to snack on!

  11. Marian says

    Yum! This looks great! I’ve never made trail mix but I’ve thought of it. I’ll have to try it minus the banana chips 🙂

  12. Debbie Welchert says

    I love your recipe for your trail mix. This is something I could get my grandchildren to snack on after school. This will be my first time making trail mix so we will see how it goes.

  13. DJ says

    Great snack for summer! My kids would enjoy this!

  14. Shakeia Rieux says

    I like your trail mix ingredients, but I would have to leave our the cashews and almonds. This would be good for us to have when we travel.

  15. Sarah L says

    That makes a great snack to have on hand or on the go.

  16. rochelle haynes says

    I love trail mix looking good

  17. Rosie says

    I never thought of using popcorn in trail mix! I just got an electric popcorn popper and love it, now I can use my popper to make this!

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