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HEART Insight:
doi: 10.1097/01.HEARTI.0000432811.16345.f3
Departments: The Hungry Heart: Healthy and Focused

Sweet and Crunchy Trail Mix

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This recipe is reprinted with permission from American Heart Association Healthy Family Meals, Copyright © 2009 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.


Serves 6; ½ cup per serving

Just combine and shake to fix this quick, portable snack. The mix provides complex carbs and protein for both shortand long-term energy

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2 cups crunchy high-protein cereal

¼ cup dried sweetened cranberries

½ cup slivered almonds, dry-roasted

1 to 2 teaspoons grated orange zest

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In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the ingredients. Seal the bag tightly. Shake until well blended.

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Kids in the Kitchen

Have the kids measure everything, seal the bag, and shake it. Go one step further and have them fill snack-size resealable plastic bags with single portions to take to school or to have on hand so they can grab a quick snack during the week.

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Nutrients per Serving

Calories 140

Total Fat 5.5 g

Saturated Fat 0.5 g

Trans Fat 0.0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g

Monounsaturated Fat 3.5 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 73 mg

Carbohydrates 19 g

Fiber 4 g

Sugars 9 g

Protein 5 g

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Dietary Exchanges

1½ starch, 1 fat

© 2013 by the American Heart Association