January 11, 2024

Mommy Mix (Trail Mix)

Perinatal Nutrition | Recipes

Finding Easy and Nutritious Snacks for Pregnancy

Pregnancy and postpartum can be a wild ride. Fuelling yourself during this time can be hard. The best strategy to meet yours and baby’s evolving needs includes eating consistently over the day using accessible nutrient-dense foods, that are easily grab-n-go. However, easier said than done when you’re running on fumes or feeling rough.

Looking for more information on how to keep yourself nourished during pregnancy? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Gentle Nutrition for Pregnancy

What makes our “Mommy Mix” great for pregnancy?

“Mommy Mix” is our busy mom variation of Trailmix that has just a little bit more excitement than your typical nut mixture. We love it because it’s a tasty savoury sweet combo, packed with fibre and protein, leaving you feeling satisfied. Because there’s minimal prep, it’s simple to whip up and take on the go or reach for anytime you need a snack.

Right now, our favourite mix is regular salted butter popcorn combined with dried mango, cranberries, chocolate chips, salted roasted chickpeas, cashews and almonds. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Share your favourite combinations with us.


Mommy Mix (Trail Mix)

This mix was created for on-the-go parent. It incorporates nutrient-dense and accessible foods that are easily prepared and actually tastes good. It combines sweet, salty, and the ultimate combination of crunch factors with smooth chocolate to pull it all together!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Snack


  • 1 Large bowl (and airtight container for extra storage)


  • Popcorn (Use pre-popped from the store to save time!)
  • Roasted chickpeas (store-bought or homemade)
  • Dried fruits (mangos, cranberries, blueberries, apricots, raisins…)
  • Nuts (cashews, peanuts, almonds, walnuts…)
  • Seeds (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
  • Chocolate chips (or chocolate-covered almonds/raisins)


  • Toss handfuls of your favourite ingredients into a bowl and mix to your desired consistency. No need to measure.
  • Get adventurous with add-ins by experimenting with different combinations of dried fruits, nuts, seeds, sweets, and flavours of chickpeas or popcorn.
  • Store additional mixture in an airtight jar for up to 1 week.
  • If you choose to share, kids enjoy making their own combinations and decorating their personalized jars.
Keyword popcorn, postpartum, pregnancy

Get the best care–before, during, and after pregnancy

For supportive, comprehensive, and Health at Every Size (HAES)-aligned guidance and treatment during your pregnancy and beyond, work with our experienced dietitians at Little Spuds Nutrition.


Information provided by our dietitians is for general education and is not medical advice.

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