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Heart-Healthy Trail Mix

This toss of crunchies and chewies supplies quick energy and a good amount of protein — but far less fat than traditional trail mixes or "party mixes."

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  • prep 5 min    cook 15 min
  • serves 6 cups

On a hike, in a lunch box, or as a party snack, this toss of crunchies and chewies supplies quick energy and a good amount of protein — but far less fat than traditional trail mixes or “party mixes.”

Ingredients

  • 3 cups corn cereal squares
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free thin pretzel sticks
  • 1/4 cup hulled sunflower seeds
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries or currants, coarsely chopped


    How to make it  20 minutes

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine cereal, pretzels, sunflower seeds, and salt in large bowl. Lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Add Parmesan and toss to combine.


  • 2

    Transfer mixture to jelly-roll pan and bake, stirring occasionally, until crisp and slightly crusty, about 15 minutes.


  • 3

    Let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a large bowl. Add dried cranberries and toss to combine. Store in the refrigerator.


Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 116
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Sodium: 164mg
  • Carbs: 23g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fiber: 2g

  • Per 1/2 cup

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