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Cereal Snack Mix

Whether your schedule is go-go-go or hurry-up-and-wait, you’ll be glad you packed these tasty tidbits for healthy snacking.

 

Ingredients

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  • Cooking spray
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups whole-grain oat cereal with yogurt-flavored coating
  • 2 cups whole-grain wheat and bran flakes with raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried unsweetened blueberries

Instructions

  1. Put a piece of aluminum foil about 12 inches square on a platter or baking sheet. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. In a small nonstick skillet, dry-roast the almonds over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly golden brown, stirring occasionally.

  3. Stir in the brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the liquid has evaporated and the almonds are coated with the mixture, stirring constantly. Transfer to the foil. Let cool completely, 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients.

  5. Add the cooled almonds to the cereal mixture, stirring to combine. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.


Cook's Tip: For variety, substitute different nutrient-dense dried fruits, such as cherries, apricots, and plums, for the cranberries and blueberries. Cut them into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces before adding them to the cereal mixture.

 

Nutrition Facts

 

Calories: 137

Total Fat: 2.8g

Saturated Fat: 0.4g

Cholesterol: 0.9mg

Sodium: 91mg

Carbohydrates: 25.2g 

Fiber: 4.1g

Sugar: 8.34g

Protein: 2.8g

 

This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association's Food Certification Program. Recipe copyright © 2008 American Heart Association. For more information heart-healthy grocery shopping, visit heartcheckmark.org.