"Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease". - The Food and Drug Administration. Enjoy this nut-packed gorp recipe that provides many of the same nutrients as other protein sources, like meat and poultry, but without the saturated fat.
3-1/2 ounces macadamia nuts
10 ounces M & M's
12 ounces peanut or almond M & M's
12 ounces mixed nuts without peanuts
Mix ingredients well in a zipper-lock bag.
Stir gently or gently shake to combine thoroughly.
Recipe makes 2-1/4 pounds.
Variation: Sweet 'n Happy Trail Mix
1 cup low-fat granola
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried apricots
1/4 cup roasted and salted, shelled peanuts
1/4 cup M & M's or other chocolate candies
Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Store in an airtight container for up to four weeks. Yield: 6 servings
Note: This trail mix can be made with other dried fruit (cranberries, cherries, pineapple) and nuts depending on your personal preference.
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 210; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 65mg; Carbohydrates: 38g; Protein: 4g; Fiber: 3g
Did You Know?
The history of trail mix and and gorp snacks begins with the ancient nomads. They were experts at creating portable high energy snacks that withstood changes in weather and did not require cooking.
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