Take-a-Break Snack Mix

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Take a Break Snack Mix
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Take-a-Break Snack Mix

Whether your schedule is go-go-go or hurry-up-and-wait, you’ll be glad you packed these tasty tidbits for healthy snacking.

Ingredients

Servings  10  

  • non-stick Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup sliced, unsalted, unoiled almonds
  • 1 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. water
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 cup whole-grain oat cereal with yogurt-flavored coating
  • 2 cup whole-grain wheat and bran flakes with raisins
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, dried blueberries

Directions

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  1. Put a piece of aluminum foil about 12 inches square on a platter or baking sheet. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. n a small nonstick skillet, dry-roast the almonds over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the liquid has evaporated and the almonds are coated with the mixture, stirring constantly. Transfer to the foil. Let cool completely, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients.
  5. Add the cooled almonds to the cereal mixture, stirring to combine. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Tip: 1/2 cups per serving

Tip: For variety, substitute different nutrient-dense dried fruits, such as cherries, apricots, and plums, for the cranberries and blueberries. Cut them into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces before adding them to the cereal mixture.

Nutrition Facts

Take-a-Break Snack Mix

CaloriesCalories

139 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

2g Per Serving

FiberFiber

4g Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Calories 139
Total Fat 2.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 124 mg
Total Carbohydrate 28 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 15 g
Protein 2 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 fruit, 1 starch

 

Whether your schedule is go-go-go or hurry-up-and-wait, you’ll be glad you packed these tasty tidbits for healthy snacking.

Nutrition Facts

Take-a-Break Snack Mix

CaloriesCalories

139 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

2g Per Serving

FiberFiber

4g Per Serving
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Calories 139
Total Fat 2.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 124 mg
Total Carbohydrate 28 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 15 g
Protein 2 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 fruit, 1 starch

Ingredients

Servings  10  

  • non-stick Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup sliced, unsalted, unoiled almonds
  • 1 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. water
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 cup whole-grain oat cereal with yogurt-flavored coating
  • 2 cup whole-grain wheat and bran flakes with raisins
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, dried blueberries

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. Put a piece of aluminum foil about 12 inches square on a platter or baking sheet. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. n a small nonstick skillet, dry-roast the almonds over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the liquid has evaporated and the almonds are coated with the mixture, stirring constantly. Transfer to the foil. Let cool completely, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients.
  5. Add the cooled almonds to the cereal mixture, stirring to combine. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Tip: 1/2 cups per serving

Tip: For variety, substitute different nutrient-dense dried fruits, such as cherries, apricots, and plums, for the cranberries and blueberries. Cut them into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces before adding them to the cereal mixture.

 


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