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It’s summertime! Get outside and explore! But don’t forget your healthy and delicious GORP 🙂

Ok let me explain. In Girl Scouts we used to make our own food on camp outs. That included making trail mix for our hikes and late night snacks. For those of you who don’t know, GORP stands for Good Ol’ Raisins and Peanuts. Now I have created a similar treat that can make a simple walk to the park turn into a grand adventure (with a little imagination).

Step one: Create a buffet type bar in the kitchen complete with healthy snacks like nuts, dried fruits, pretzels, yogurt covered berries, fruit snacks, seeds, granola, etc.

Step two: Let the kids fill sandwich size bags with these yummy treats. Have them get creative and make their own mix. Can they name it? My kids came up with MCGOOP-Marshmallows, coconut, granola, orange slices (dried), and Obviously Peanuts. I like ALAMODE- Apple chips, Lemonheads, Almonds, Marshmallows, Oat balls, Dates, and chocolate covered Espresso beans.

Step three: Add a few sweet treats like M&M’s, carob chips, coconut, marshmallows, their favorite cereal etc to make the snack extra special.

Step four: Set out on your grand adventure. I have taken kids the long way to the park then had a “picnic” when we got there, eaten GORP on camping trips, put it in field trip lunches, and always make it when I take kids on day trips. It is an easy snack that can be made with leftovers in the kitchen.



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