Sweet and Crunchy Trail Mix
This high-energy fruit and cereal snack mix is filled with fiber, vitamins and minerals --and makes a nutritious alternative to candy at Halloween time. The chocolate-covered raisins are a lower-fat and healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth than the typical candy pieces in trail mixes. Help yourself control portions by dividing snack mix between six snack-size zippered bags. Get creative and customize your trail mix by substituting equal amounts of different dried fruits and cereal.
Makes about 3 cups (6 servings, ½ cup per serving)
1/4 cup raisins
1/3 cup dates, chopped
1/3 cup dried cherries
1/3 cup dried strawberries, chopped
1/3 cup dark-chocolate-covered raisins
1 cup oat squares cereal
1. Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl.
2. Store snack mix in a tightly covered container.
Nutrition information (per serving)
2 g protein
38 g carbohydrates
2 g fat (1 g saturated)
0 mg cholesterol
54 mg sodium
42 mg calcium
3 mg iron
1300 IU vitamin A
7.5 mg vitamin C
Kim Galeaz is a registered dietitian and owner of Galeaz Food & Nutrition Communications based in Indianapolis and Jacksonville, Fla. As a culinary-nutrition consultant, writer and spokesperson for the food, beverage and agriculture industry, Kim is passionate about blending great taste with good health in all her culinary creations.