It’s hard to believe that we’re almost a month into summer. It seems like in the blink of an eye the first four weeks have disappeared and we’re rolling right on into July. The boys and I have been making as many summer memories over the last few weeks as possible with trips to the creek, picnics at the park and afternoons spent outside. My goal has really been to pack them up in the morning, find a waiting adventure to embark on and not return home until we are sun-kissed and exhausted. And while they have been loving the exploration, we’ve all quickly come to realize that in order to fuel our fun we need a signature summer snack mix that is perfect for at home or on the go.
After thinking through fun combinations and ideas that were sure to get us through all of our summer adventures, we knew one thing; our summer snack mix must include Goldfish® crackers. However, we decided to mix things up and enjoy the taste of Goldfish® crackers that we love in a new way thanks to the delicious selection of Goldfish® Made with Organic Wheat crackers in fun, perfect for summer flavors like Saltine, Cheddar and Parmesan. As a mom, I adored the fact that I can feel great about the Goldfish® crackers they eat and I loved knowing that organic wheat is used in each and every crunchy bite!
Because while these tasty crackers are baked with the recognizable smile that my kids know and love, they don’t have any artificial flavors or preservatives making them the perfect starting point for our summer snack mix. And since I knew that their color is only from natural ingredients and that they are baked with 100% real cheese, I felt great about fueling both the kids’ fun with them. After settling on our new favorite Goldfish® Crackers Made with Organic Wheat, we set to work combining easy ingredients to make a delicious snack mix.
What You Will Need:
1 Cup of Goldfish® Crackers Made with Organic Wheat in Cheddar
1 Cup of Goldfish® Crackers Made with Organic Wheat in Parmesan
1 Cup of Pretzels
1/2 Cup of Raisins
1/2 Cup of Craisins
1/2 Cup of Popcorn Kernels
1 Tablespoon of Organic Olive Oil
How to Make It:
After sampling the ingredients for this summer snack mix, we quickly decided that we should make it in batches so we could easily grab a bag for all our on the go fun. And honestly, making it with my littlest was so much fun! He loved mixing and creating and it made this a snack that he absolutely adored. To start we added both of our flavors of Goldfish® Crackers Made with Organic Wheat to a large bowl.
Now, I’d be fibbing if I said there wasn’t a little snacking during our creating because my little guy just couldn’t keep his hands out of the Goldfish® Crackers.
Next we poured in our pretzels, raisins and craisins. Then it was time for the popcorn. Now, we could totally have just popped up a bag but we were having so much fun with our ingredients and with seeing exactly what was going into our summer snack mix that we decided to pop our final ingredient on the stove. We started by adding our olive oil to a large pot and allowing it to heat on medium-high. Then we poured in our popcorn kernels.
After adding a top to our pot and letting it remain over medium-high heat, we started to hear our kernels pop into delicious pieces of popcorn. I have to say, my youngest was mesmerized by this step and thought that his fresh popcorn addition was almost as impressive as the Goldfish® Crackers Made with Organic Wheat in our summer snack mix. After allowing our freshly popped popcorn to cool slightly, we added it to our bowl filled with waiting ingredients and mixed everything together.
Immediately, we had to test out our summer snack mix and ensure that it was just right for accompanying all of our summer fun. So we took our bowl outside and had a impromptu picnic right there on the porch.
Once we had tried out our creation and it had received the seal of approval from my little guy, we transferred it to an air tight container for storage and added some small cups to the side of it.
This way, any time the kids want some of their summer snack mix, they can simply open the container, add a few handfulls to their waiting cup, head off on an adventure and enjoy a delicious summer snack along the way!
But even better, when we head out to the creek, the pool or the park I can grab a little baggie for each kiddo and add a serving of our delicious snack mix so that they have the perfect summer snack for on the go!
Then, whether we’re at the park, the playground or even hiking the creek, any time we want to make our summer fun more delicious we do it with our summer snack mix that boasts Goldfish® Crackers Made with Organic Wheat!
But wait! Want a fun idea to pair with this can’t miss summer snack mix to make everyday adventures even more fun? I’ve been incorporating it into an on-the-go summer adventure kit that any child is sure to love! Since my littlest is always looking for something new to do, I simply add fun summer items like chalk, bubbles and shovels to one of the million beach buckets we have laying around the house. Then I top it off with drink pouches and bags of our summer snack mix and I’ve got the perfect grab-and-go item to ensure summer fun no matter where we are. Plus, starting any day off with this super cool kit ensure that it will end up awesome!
Now, as I go through the next two months of summer, I doubt I’ll know what adventure each day will bring. But I know that no matter where we go and no matter what we do, our summer will be full of delicious fun! Whether with our summer snack mix, our on-the-go summer adventure kit or just the delicious flavors of Goldfish® Crackers Made with Organic Wheat, we’ll be fueling all our summer days the happy way.
Will you be fueling your summer fun with tasty Goldfish® Crackers? If so, now’s the time to share your delicious or creative idea! From now through June 30th, you can create a video or photo that shows off Goldfish® Crackers in the great outdoors theme and share it via Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #GoldfishTalesPromotion to enter a fun contest! Posts may appear in the gallery on GoldfishSmiles.com or be chosen as winners for some fun summer prizes! To get all the details and submit your entry today, be sure to click here.
Then tell me, how will you make summer more fun and delicious with help from Goldfish® Crackers?