Almond Snack Mix

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Almond Snack Mix

This sweet and crunchy snack boasts plenty of fiber and heart-healthy fat. Once it's cooled, package it in single-serving bags so it's ready to tuck into lunchboxes or grab on the way out the door.

Ingredients

Servings  4   Serving Size   1/2 cup

  • 1/3 cup whole, unsalted almonds
  • 2/3 cup whole-grain cereal squares
  • 1/2 cup low-fat granola (without raisins)
  • 1/4 cup dried apricot halves, cut into pieces OR
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup sweetened, dried cranberries

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the almonds in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, or until lightly toasted, stirring once or twice to ensure even baking. Transfer to a plate to cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients. Stir in the cooled almonds.

Cooking Tip: If all the snack mix isn't likely to be eaten on the day you make it, we recommend using the golden raisins. The moisture of the dried apricots may cause the cereal to lose its crispness over time. Be sure the almonds are completely cooled when you add them to the mix; otherwise, they will make it soggy.

Tip: Almond Snack Mix can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for three to four weeks.

Nutrition Facts

Almond Snack Mix

SodiumSodium

72g Per Serving

Total CarbohydrateTotal Carbohydrate

29g Per Serving

Monounsaturated FatMonounsaturated Fat

4.0g Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Calories 174
Total Fat 6.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 72 mg
Total Carbohydrate 29 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 14 g
Protein 4 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 fruit, 1 starch, 1 fat

This recipe is reprinted with permission from Heart-Healthy Recipes, Copyright © 2011 by the American Heart Association. Published by Krames StayWell, LLC. Look for Heart-Healthy Recipes at ShopHeart.org.

This sweet and crunchy snack boasts plenty of fiber and heart-healthy fat. Once it's cooled, package it in single-serving bags so it's ready to tuck into lunchboxes or grab on the way out the door.

Nutrition Facts

Almond Snack Mix

SodiumSodium

72g Per Serving

Total CarbohydrateTotal Carbohydrate

29g Per Serving

Monounsaturated FatMonounsaturated Fat

4.0g Per Serving
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Calories 174
Total Fat 6.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 72 mg
Total Carbohydrate 29 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 14 g
Protein 4 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 fruit, 1 starch, 1 fat

Ingredients

Servings  4   Serving Size   1/2 cup

  • 1/3 cup whole, unsalted almonds
  • 2/3 cup whole-grain cereal squares
  • 1/2 cup low-fat granola (without raisins)
  • 1/4 cup dried apricot halves, cut into pieces OR
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup sweetened, dried cranberries

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the almonds in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, or until lightly toasted, stirring once or twice to ensure even baking. Transfer to a plate to cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients. Stir in the cooled almonds.

Cooking Tip: If all the snack mix isn't likely to be eaten on the day you make it, we recommend using the golden raisins. The moisture of the dried apricots may cause the cereal to lose its crispness over time. Be sure the almonds are completely cooled when you add them to the mix; otherwise, they will make it soggy.

Tip: Almond Snack Mix can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for three to four weeks.

Heart-Healthy Recipes Cookbook

Heart-Healthy Recipes Cookbook

This 48-page magazine cookbook includes 32 healthy recipes and four-color images. Recipes include snacks, soups, salads, entrées, vegetables and sides, breads and breakfast dishes, and desserts. The booklet provides a nutritional analysis for each recipe, plus tips for making healthy food choices.

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Almond Snack Mix

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This recipe is reprinted with permission from Heart-Healthy Recipes, Copyright © 2011 by the American Heart Association. Published by Krames StayWell, LLC. Look for Heart-Healthy Recipes at ShopHeart.org.


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