Heart-Healthy Trail Mix

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”5 min” cook_time=”15 min” serves=”6 cups” details=”” ] On a hike, in a lunch box, or as a party

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Heart-Healthy Trail Mix

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”5 min” cook_time=”15 min” serves=”6 cups” details=”” ]

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.”

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  • 3 cups corn cereal squares
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free thin pretzel sticks
  • 1/4 cup hulled sunflower seeds
  • Cooking spray

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[ingredients-right]

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries or currants, coarsely chopped

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[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”20 minutes”]

[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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.[/step-item]
[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Transfer mixture to jelly-roll pan and bake, stirring occasionally, until crisp and slightly crusty, about 15 minutes.[/step-item]
[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a large bowl. Add dried cranberries and toss to combine. Store in the refrigerator.[/step-item]

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[nutrition-info calories=”116″ calories_fat=”” fat=”3g” sat_fat=”1g” choles=”3mg” sodium=”164mg” carbs=”23g” sugars=”” protein=”3g” fiber=”2g”]

  • Per 1/2 cup

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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