Hello,  I’m Ang and I blog over at Juggling Act Mama and love sharing recipes, DIY projects, and fun activities for the kiddos.  I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we both work full time outside the home.  We have two children, Ethan, 4-1/2, and Olivia, 19-months. I’m excited to meet some of Kendall’s readers and I hope you’ll come visit me to check out some of my favorite posts, like DIY Coconut Sugar Scrub (with free printable labels!), Dino Egg Dig or enter my latest Giveaway
While I love so many things about Fall, I can’t say that I’m found of less sunlight!  By the time I leave work to go get the kids (and start my ‘real job’), I feel like I’m all out of steam. Do you ever feel like that?  Ugh, that’s the worst. So I came up with this very simple trail mix to give me a little energy boost to power through the pre-dinner rush. 

Blues Buster Trail Mix 

Ingredients:1 cup banana chips 1/2 cup whole almonds 1/3 cup yogurt covered raisins 1/4 cup dark chocolate morsels 1/4 cup dried cranberries Directions:Toss the ingredients together, and portion out into snack bags.  You can also store this in an airtight container  if you prefer. Cranberries offer a nice burst of flavor, and a bit of fiber.  The almonds contain loads of vitamin B, E and folic acid, plus protein – all good for your brain and mood!  The potassium-laden banana chips also bring a bit of fiber to the party.  While the yogurt covered raisins do up the sugar content, the addition adds a nice sweetness.  The raisins pack a punch since they’re full of calcium, iron and protein.  And finally, the dark chocolate gives you antioxidants that are good for your heart.

My son Ethan loves this mix too, though mostly for the chocolate!

This is the perfect snack to munch on during my commute from work to daycare to grab the kiddos… and now if I’m really lucky, this is one of those nights where I’ll have a delicious meal waiting for me when I get home, thanks to a little planning and my crockpot, of course.  Mexican Chicken ‘Stoup‘ is one of our favorites! I hope you’ll come visit me soon!