Recipe: Sweet and Savory Heart-Healthy Snack Mix
Whole grains meet dried fruit and nuts for a well-rounded treat that’s perfect for a mid-afternoon snack.
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)
Makes 28 servings
Per 1/4 cup serving
Saturated fat: 0.5g
Fiber: 3-7g (depending on cereal used)
Source: Melissa Ohlson, MS, RD, LD & Julia Zumpano, RD, LD, Department of Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation