Rabu, 18 Juni 2008

Almond Snack Mix

It's 3 p.m. on a Saturday and your stomach is growling. You ate lunch at noon and dinner is at least three hours away. "I'll just have a snack," you think and head to the kitchen. Here a Healthy Snacks Recipes:

Cut out the "bad" fat!

  • 1/3 cup whole unsalted almonds
  • 2/3 cup multibran or whole-grain cereal squares
  • 1/2 cup low-fat granola cereal without raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried apricot halves, cut into strips, or golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread almonds in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring once or twice to ensure even baking. Transfer to a plate to cool completely.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together remaining ingredients. Stir in cooled almonds.

Cook's Tip: If all the snack mix isn't likely to be eaten on the day you make it, we recommend using golden raisins. The moisture of the dried apricots may cause the cereal to lose its crispness over time. Be sure the almonds are completely cooled when you add them to the mix; otherwise, they will make it soggy.

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