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Have you ever heard of GORP? It is an acronym for “Good Old Raisins and Peanuts” or “Granola, Oats, Raisins and Peanuts”. Either way, it’s a delicious, healthy trail mix snack that my two picky little eaters love!
GORP is most commonly a mix of peanuts, raisins and chocolate candies (but you can really make it out of anything). These three flavors are mixed in a bag or bowl to create an ideal salty/sweet flavor that is popular with adults and kids! In addition to the great taste, it also packs a nutritional punch. The dried fruit and granola provide a quick carbohydrate boost while the unsaturated fats in the nuts provide protein to sustain energy. The chocolate provides a nice flavor and just a touch of sugar.
Having two picky little eaters, I am always on the lookout for healthy, nutritious and delicious snacks that they will actually eat. When I came across this snack, that was a huge hit with our kids, I wanted to share it…
GORP (Granola, Oats, Raisins & Peanuts Trail Mix) -
There is no real formula for GORP, the idea being that trail mix can be a mix of almost any dried fruit, grain and nut. Select one or two of your favorite ingredients in each category (or add a favorite of your own that is not on the list):
- Dried Fruit: Raisins, Craisins, Dried Cherries, Dried Apricots, Dried Pineapple (cut into small squares)
- Nuts: Almonds, Pecan Pieces, Walnuts, Shelled Pistachios, Peanuts, Cashews
- Grains: Granola, Oat Cereal