Thursday, September 8, 2011

Team Mix~salty and sweet

As most of you know, our youngest daughter plays volleyball.  We are currently in the midst of her high school season.  Each afternoon before their games, a parent provides a light dinner and treat for the girls.  This tides them over until they can get home and have supper (sometimes pretty late).   Our games got moved up early today (4 & 5), so the girls are getting out of class early in order to eat and be on the bus by 2:30.  Since I don't work outside the home (many of our parents do at this point in their girl's lives), I told our team parent I would provide the meal for the afternoon.

Each will receive an individual dish of caesar pasta salad and fruit that I've packed in plastic containers purchased at Target.  Today it is all about grab and go as they don't have much time to fuss with fixing their plates.  And, for the treat...I made one of our girls favorites, Team Mix.  It is a healthy treat that is super easy to fix and customize for your team or for the season.

Team Mix:

Popcorn-any kind you like (natural, butter, kettle corn)

Pretzels-the tiny twists work best

Cereal-we usually use frosted Cheerios (we used to use frosted Chex, but can't find them anymore)  again, pick one they like.

Candy-(okay, the unhealthy part...but not a lot goes in it)  we usually use candy corn this time of year, or M&Ms in their school colors.  We opted for candy corn this go round as our daughter can't eat chocolate and two of her teammates don't like it (who doesn't like chocolate???).

Place each item in a separate bowl, then take a measuring cup or scoop if you have one, and fill Ziploc sandwich bags with the ingredients-mostly popcorn, 6-8 pretzels, approx. 1/4 cup cereal, and a few pieces of candy.

We then placed the Ziploc bags inside some blue ones (school color), and attached the "Team Mix" on the front.

Popcorn-Get Pumped Up!
Cereal (Cheerios)-Cheer Each Other On!
Candy Corn-You are all a bit corny!
Pretzels-Your team has your back when in a bind!

You could customize the sayings to go with the ingredients you choose.

The girls love this mix!  A little sweet, a little salty.  And, it is easy to throw in their backpacks if they don't get a chance to finish it before leaving.


Kara {A Little Bit of Lovely} said...

This seriously is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! How precious and creative. I am going to print this out & save it for when my boys are doing sports. You are such an awesome Mama! xo

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

What an amazing mother!! I bet that whole team loves you. What a great meal for them and those treat bags are super cute!! Great idea for an easy to travel with treat.

Jennifer said...

Great idea!! Something everyone would love :)


Meg {henninglove} said...

yummy mix lauren! and what a great mom you are to provide for the team! i'm sure your daughter really appreciates it

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

This is great. I wound's mind having some right now!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I'm sure the girls were so happy with your sweetness, great idea!

Shannon said...

You are wonderful! Will you be my team mom and make this for my two volleyball teams? It looks great!