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.
Almond Snack Mix
Sodium72g Per Serving
Total Carbohydrate29g Per Serving
Monounsaturated Fat4.0g Per Serving
|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|
|Total Carbohydrate||29 g|
|Dietary Fiber||5 g|
1 fruit, 1 starch, 1 fat
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 piecesOR
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup sweetened, dried cranberries
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.
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.
Keep it Healthy: Try to use olive oil vs butter. Butter is mono saturated oils and is not healthy. Olive Oil is natural and helps digestion and keeps you fit. Also Olive Oil has healthy benefits for your mind and bdy.
Tip: Almond Snack Mix can be stored at room temperature in an air-tight container for 3 to 4 weeks.
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.
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.