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Trail Mix Day

Posted by The Piggyback Rider Team on

Trail mix, also known as GORP (good old raisins and peanuts), is the perfect on-the-go snack, especially for little ones. With Trail Mix Day coming up on August 30th, we thought we would share some of our favorite trail mix recipes to go along with your Piggyback Rider adventures.

When it comes to trail mix, there is no right or wrong way to do it. It’s all about adding ingredients that you like and want to eat. Trail mix is perfect for hiking excursions or any outdoor activity because of its energy boosting, lightweight and packable qualities. In many countries, the word for “trail mix” translates into “student food” or “student mix” in English, which again, makes it a perfect snack for kids, for any activity.


Whether it’s savory or sweet, super healthy or just a treat, trail mix is very diverse. Below are a few recipe ideas that we found on that you can try out for your next Piggyback Rider adventure.

Savory: Almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper

Sweet:  Hazelnuts, dried cranberries, chocolate-covered almonds, M&Ms, cacao nibs

Tropical: Macadamia nuts, white chocolate chips, dried pineapple, coconut flakes

Kid Approved: Popcorn, peanuts, M&Ms, dried cranberries. Pro tip: Use hot popcorn to melt the chocolate

Another great idea to celebrate Trail Mix day is to get all the neighborhood kids together and have a trail mix party. It will be fun to see all of the crazy combinations that everyone comes up with. You can even swap mixes at the end of the day.

We think trail mix is the perfect accessory for your Piggyback Rider. Show us how you use your Piggyback Rider and your favorite trail mix recipe this August 30th for Trail Mix Day! 

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