Perfect Party Mix
Variations of this seasoned cereal snack are served by the bucketful at holiday time. With the addition of soy nuts, it becomes a perfect high-protein vegetarian snack to go.
Equipment: toaster oven
How long does it take?
What's in it?
1/2 cup roasted soy nuts
1 cup small pretzels
1 cup unsweetened cereal (like oat circles, rice squares, or corn squares)
1 Teaspoon margarine (without hydrogenated fat)
1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
How to make it:
Step 1: Prepare to broil.
Wrap the tray from a toaster oven with aluminum foil.
Step 2: Mix it up.
Put all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix it up a little. Pour the mixture onto the toaster oven tray and broil on low for 30 minutes. Check on it every 10 minutes and give it a stir.
Allow your party mix time to cool before the gang gets there. Then dig in!
Calories 381, Protein 21 g, Carbohydrate 53 g, Fat 11 g (saturated fat 2 g), Thiamin 1 mg (69% of RDA), Iron 13 mg (89% of RDA), Magnesium 145 mg (52% of RDA), Calcium 142 mg (12% of RDA), Riboflavin 1 mg (46% of RDA), Vitamin B12 1 mg (44% of RDA), Niacin 5 mg (35% of RDA), Vitamin B6 1 mg (36% of RDA), Zinc 3 mg (23% of RDA)
What's in it for you?
Soy nuts are the secret to this mix. Roasted soy nuts taste a lot like peanuts, and they provide the protein, iron, and B vitamins your body needs. Soy nuts are known as a nutritionally dense food. That means that they pack in lots of nutrients per calorie.
Margarine is a healthy alternative to butter—sort of. Some margarines contain unhealthy hydrogenated fats (also called trans fatty acids). The bottom line? Always check the Nutrition Facts label and choose a margarine that doesn't contain hydrogenated fats.