What with feeling the money pinch, I’ve had to make do with little food in the house on a number of occasions. One thing I have learned to do is to create trail mixes for snacks.
First I get out a mixing bowl, and the plastic snack size baggies that I wash and reuse. I then go through the cupboards, throwing whatever leftovers I can into the bowl:
- a snack size box or two of raisins
- the sunflowers seeds left over at the bottom of the jar
- the remainder of the nuts from their containers
- any leftover dried fruit
- a few chocolate chips
- roasted squash seeds
Pretty much whatever I can find. The trail mix is then mixed up by hand and spooned into the baggies to be used as snacks.