Top Healthy Snacks
We all love snacking, or at least most of us get the munchies in the late afternoon. Kids rush in from school "starving" and grab whatever is handy-quick and easy.
The first thought is to give the kids fruit or raw veggies snacks which is great,
but sometimes they want somthing crunchy an fun-so instead of grabbing a bag of chips or cookies why not make up a healthy whole grain packed snack like this one? I found this recipe and tried it and we do variations all the time for the kids and big kids too! Just use different whole grain hlathy cerals and grains. Nuts are great in this as well if no on has nut allergies.
Whole Grain Snack Mix
Toss together a tasty trail mix in just 5 minutes! Three fiber-rich or heart-healthy cereals plus raisins, peanuts and carob chips are the mixers. From eatbetteramerica.
Prep Time:5 min
Start to Finish:5 min
makes:14 servings (1/2 cup each)
cups Fiber One® cereal
cups Fiber One® Honey Clusters® cereal
cups Honey Nut Cheerios® cereal
cup peanuts, if desired
cup carob chips, if desired
In large bowl or gallon-size resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix all ingredients.
Store tightly covered.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.
1 Serving: Calories 120 (Calories from Fat 5); Total Fat 1g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 105mg; Total Carbohydrate 26g (Dietary Fiber 6g, Sugars 9g); Protein 2g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 6%; Iron 15% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable Carbohydrate Choices: 2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
MyPyramid Servings 1/2 oz-equivalents Grains
Recipe thanks to - eatbetteramerica
This is such a versatile recipe! It's so easy to substitute the raisin bran Fiber One for the honey clusters; used mixed dried fruit in place of the raisins; or multi-grain cheerios instead of honey nut. It has just enough sweetness to satisfy my sugar cravings! After making, I bag it into single-serving portions and keep a bag in my purse for a quick pick-me-up between meals.
Not this snack! They deserve better healthy snacks!