A Fun Energy Filled Snack for Kids #greatstarts

This #GreatStarts tips post is sponsored by Kellogg’s. All opinions are my own.

Much like athletes, kids need to fuel their bodies to do things like running, skipping, jumping, and playing. After a long day at school, my granddaughters come home feeling pretty tired. This is especially so on days when they have an extracurricular activities after school, such as a 4H meeting. They’ve turned into bottomless pits as teenagers, so having a fun energy filled snack on hand after school is important.

A Fun Energy Filled Snack for Kids

With it getting dark so early, the girls like to spend a little time outside first thing after school. Then it’s time for a quick snack and homework.

A homemade trail mix made with Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, dried fruit and nuts is a great snack to give kids the fuel that they need, between meals. I like to keep a variety of dried fruit and nuts on hand for snacking, and I love the crunch that the cereal adds to a trail mix.

Kellogg's Great Starts Trail Mix is a Fun Energy Filled Snack

A Fun Energy Filled Snack for Kids


1 cup dried pineapple chunks
1 cup yogurt covered raisins
1 cup dried banana chips
2 cups mixed nuts
2 cups Kellogg’s Corn Flakes

Add all ingredients to a bowl, and stir to combine.

Kellogg’s cereals are such a nice addition to homemade snacks and trail mixes. They add a nice crunch, not to mention important vitamins and minerals. You could easily substitute Kellogg’s All Bran or Kellogg’s Crispix for the Corn Flakes in this recipe.

Kellogg's Great Starts Energy Filled Snacks

My granddaughter, Becca, is always such a big help in the kitchen.

I have found that the kids are more likely to eat the snacks I want them to eat when they are presented to them in a fun way. This printable Kellogg’s snack holder is a simple way make snack time more special and fun. Plus, it’s a great way to make snacks portable for kids on the go.

Kellogg's Great Starts Fun Energy Filled Snack for Kids

To make these fun Kellogg’s snack holders you just have to print, cut and fold. I recommend using a heavier paper such as card stock, but standard copy paper will work just fine. Follow the diagram at the top and cut around the border to make a square. Fold according to the directions, to make a snack cup. My granddaughters colored a few of ours before folding. Just be sure that you are using non-toxic crayons.

Kellogg's Snack Holder Printable



Kellogg’s® believes that From Great Starts Come Great Things®. So we’re helping Moms start every day with a tip from the top athletes of Team Kellogg’s™ and Team USA dietitians. The thirty days leading up to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will each feature fun pieces of advice to help families fuel just like the athletes of Team Kellogg’s. To see all 30 tips, visit Kelloggs.com/GreatStartsTips.

Do you like this snack holder printable from Kellogg’s? Be sure to check back over the next few weeks for more great tips, and check out Kelloggs.com/GreatStartsTips to see them all!

disclosure: Compensation was provided by Kellogg’s via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kellogg’s.

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  1. I love Kelloggs! Great recipe, too! Nice snack for kids!

  2. What a cute idea, my kids would love this — thank you!

  3. That’s a really cute snack holder. I bet for little kids if you filled it up first without them knowing it would be great fun for them to see Tony when they are all done their snack!

  4. Cereal is one of the BEST things in trail mix. I’m a cereal, crackers, fruit and yogurt drops girl. No nuts!

  5. Oohhh this looks like a great snack! I bet my hubby would like it too :) I’ll have to make a batch for him for when he’s on the road.

  6. What a great snack. I love trail mix.

  7. What a great snack idea! Love that the kids can help in preparing it and making their own snack holders.

  8. What an awesome idea. My youngest is wicked picky, so he wouldn’t touch this with a ten foot pole LOL, but this is totally something my nine year old would love. And I could pack some for his snack at school, too!

  9. we make trail mix all the time. i haven’t thought about adding cereal, that’s definitely an a-ha moment

  10. My son loves mixes like this. I really prefer healthy snacks.

  11. my kids would love to make these. my brownie troop would too!!

  12. What a great snack! I love the cute colorable snack holder too!

  13. Mmmm..that looks super yummy!
    I haven’t had banana chips in years even though I walk past them every time I am at the store.
    I’m going to add this to my grocery list!

  14. Looks like a great healthy snack!

  15. I love getting the kids involved with making food like this. It’s a healthy snack that they can help mom make!

  16. What a cute idea! We love Kelloggs!

  17. Corn flakes are pretty versatile. I seem to remember my mom baking chicken coated with corn flake crumbs, it was yummy! love those containers!

  18. Looks like a fun, healthy snack for kids (and us!)

  19. My boys love Frosted Flakes. But instead of the dried pineapple chunks, I’d use dried mangoes. Yumms! :)

  20. This sounds really good. I’d like to make this for my son.

  21. I loved dried fruits and nuts, and the cornflakes would add the perfect crunch. This sounds like a great snack.

  22. I never thought to add cornflakes to my trail mix! Thanks!

  23. This looks really good and I know my kids would love it too!

  24. Cute snack cups and snack idea. Thanks!

  25. What a great trail mix!! I can taste it already!

  26. That snack cup is cute! My husband is always folding our boys a paper boat at church. They would get a kick out of a folded snack cup!

  27. I like the make your own snack holder with Tony! That really sounds good too and I am so hungry! :)

  28. Carrie Phelps says:

    My grandchildren would really love this, even my picky grandchild. Thank you for sharing.

  29. I love the containers! Homemade trail mix is such an easy snack, but we love it around my house. Thanks for posting your recipe.

  30. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I love Kelloggs cereals and The snack holders are a fun idea. This is an easy recipe to make and change according to what dried fruits or nuts are handy.

  31. Sounds delicious! And those holders are too cool!!

  32. I never thought to use cornflakes in a snack mix, but that sounds really good. And seriously how cute are those snack holders?

  33. That looks like a great healthy snack! I might have to make it for work!

  34. I have always loved the simplicity of corn flakes. I never thought to use them as a part of a snack mix. I have used them other ways though and they always shine.

  35. That sounds like a great mix! I know my son would love it and I would too.

  36. Great idea to combine the dried fruit with corn flakes. Corn flakes are so versatile!

  37. That is a great idea for after school snacks. When my kids get home from school the first thing they want to do is hit the snacks. I really like how healthy, yet fun these are!

  38. This sounds like a yummy snack. I bet all my kids would love this one.

  39. That looks pretty good! My oldest daughter would enjoy this. She is into healthy eating and loves trail mix and any snack even close. I’ll have to show her this.

  40. Cereal is a great snack! I loved Corn Pops when I was a kid.

  41. My daughter’s favorite dried food is pineapple. I bet she would love this.

  42. even I Love eating all those treats . Great way to get kids to snack healthy

  43. My kids love trail mix and they would love the snack packages too!

  44. I love corn flakes! What a great snack!

  45. my kids love mixing cereal with chocolate chips. Course I love trail mix so we may have to try this. Thank you for the pictures.

  46. Love to see all types of snack items – Kellogg’s and you have such great ideas. Keep ‘em coming!!

  47. This looks fantastic! I love the printable holders. So much fun.

  48. yum- that looks awesome– delicious snacks :)

  49. Amy Desrosiers says:

    This sounds delish for me! I kinda sorta wish my family wasn’t gluten intelorant!

  50. Great snack idea, I love the snack holder! How cool, I bet the kids loved making that!

  51. katherine says:

    That looks like such a fun snack for kids!

  52. sherry warlick says:

    This is an awesome idea! I will have to try it!

  53. Snack for kids….hmmm I probably would eat them all from the kids lol jk This is a simple yet filling snack with stuff we have at home.

  54. My boys would love this snack mix! It looks so easy and healthy.

  55. Those are great little ideas for kids. I bet even my picky eaters would snack on this.

  56. My DD and I eat Kellogs corn flakes like chips all the time. Great, healthy snack idea.

  57. Cute snack holders! I may make the kids start making them for snack time. They tend to use a TON of bowls and forget to put them in the dishwasher. lol

  58. Tammy Owens/Botzon says:

    Thank you for the fun original snack idea!

  59. Cathy Jarolin says:

    What a Clever Idea~ Love Nutricious snacks for Kids.. Your trailmix recipe is awesome. The Holder Cups are really Cute!!Thankyou for Sharing!

  60. What a delicious mix of nutritious foods! I’d love to make this snack for my grandsons to enjoy! Thanks for giving me a new snack idea!

  61. Dorothy Boucher says:

    what a wonderful and delicious idea, I love how you made the cup holders which are perfect portion for each person, and fun to color in,,, I really like that you used corn flakes because most people don’t and they are delicious with all the other goodies you add, wow even a great breakfast to a great snack :) thanks for share @tisonlyme143

  62. What a cool snack and activity for kids. Thank you for sharing with us all and have a lovely day.

  63. nicole dz says:

    great healthy snack for the kids after school, love the holders too! Very nutritious and I love the dried fruits.

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