April 15, 2021/Recipes

Recipe: Sweet and Savory Heart-Healthy Snack Mix

Whole grains meet dried fruit and nuts for a well-rounded treat

recipe sweet and savory trail mix

All trail mix is not created equal. Sometimes, sugar and fat can ruin what seems like a healthy snack option. A handful of this crunchy mix is perfect for the mid-afternoon munchies. Or bring along the whole bowl to movie night.


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1/2 cup unsalted slivered almonds
3 cups whole-grain unsweetened cereal (such as Wheat Chex, Cheerios, shredded wheat or bran flakes)
1 cup unsalted, dry roasted soy nuts
1 cup unsalted, dry roasted peanuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup diced dried apricots (or choice of additional dried fruit)


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and serve!

Nutritional information:

Makes 28 servings
Per 1/4 cup serving

Calories: 110
Fat: 6g
Saturated fat: 0.5g
Sodium: 35mg
Cholesterol: 0g
Protein: 5g
Carbohydrate: 13g
Sugars: 4g
Fiber: 3-7g (depending on cereal used)

Source: Melissa Ohlson, MS, RD, LD & Julia Zumpano, RD, LD, Department of Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation

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