Make your own trail mix in THREE EASY STEPS!
ONE CUP of Nuts:
Nuts are a good source of hunger fighting fiber and heart-healthy fats. Choose raw or dry-roasted and unsalted nuts to avoid too much extra fat and sodium. Walnuts will give you some omega-3 fats, while almonds are packed with vitamin E and iron. Other good choices are pecans, pistachios and macadamia nuts.
ONE CUP of Dried Fruit:
Dried fruit contributes natural sweetness as well as more fiber and vitamins to the mix. Dried apricots are high in iron and dried cranberries are packed with vitamin C. (Try the reduced sugar type). Other fun choices are dried blueberries, cherries, dates, mango, pear, raisins, mulberries, dates, or pineapple.
ONE CUP of Extra Crunch to add Protein or Fiber:
Whole grain cereal, mini pretzels, toasted soybeans (“soy nuts”) or air-popped popcorn will give you a dose of crunch to balance out the flavors and give your mix some extra texture. Crunchy foods also help relieve stress making trail mix a wise choice to fend off an afternoon slump.
Add your favorite extras:
Try Toasted Coconut, Dark Chocolate Chips, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Chia Seeds, Granola, or a sprinkle of Cajun or Chili Seasoning. foodnetwork.com
|Average calories for any mix:
175 cal per 1/4 cup
WANT TO MAKE THE RECIPE PICTURED ABOVE? IT’S EASY, SIMPLY MIX:
1/2 C. MULBERRIES
1/2 C. SALTED ROASTED SOYBEANS
1/2 C. HONEY ROASTED SOYBEANS
1 C. DRY ROASTED PEANUTS
1 C. RAISINS
This will yield 14 servings. See nutrition facts below:
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