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Trail Mix

Trail Mix

Servings: four half-cup servings

Equipment: none

How long does it take?

10 minutes

What's in it?

1 cup peanuts or mixed nuts
1 cup unsweetened breakfast cereal, such as Cheerios or Chex
1 cup raisins
1 cup carob chips

How to make it:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and toss. Place in small sealable plastic bags for a snack that can go anywhere.

Nutrition breakdown:

Calories: 289, Protein: 6 g, Carbohydrate: 35 g, Fat: 16 g (saturated fat: 8 g), Dietary fiber: 5 g, Vitamin B12: 1 mg (43% of the RDA), Iron: 5 mg (31% of the RDA), Zinc: 3 mg (26% of the RDA), Vitamin B6: 23% of the RDA

What's in it for you?

Trail mix is a tasty high-energy snack for days when you're walking in the woods or taking a long bike ride.

Fortified cereals are rich in Vitamin B12, which helps keep you sharp mentally and energetic.

Chef's tip:

Carob is a fruit that tastes like chocolate. It grows on trees in the Mediterranean. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, is a good source of fiber, and does not contain caffeine or other things that can trigger allergies. The pulp of the fruit is used to make carob chips and candies. You can find carob chips in natural food stores.

 
 
 
Last Modified Date: 8/15/2000
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