Delicious Decisions: Sweet and Crunchy Trail Mix

  • Serves: 6; 1/2 cup trail mix per serving


Just combine and shake to fix this quick, portable snack. The mix provides complex carbs and protein for both short- and long-term energy.


2     cups crunchy high-protein cereal
1/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries
1/2 cup slivered almonds, dry-roasted
1  to 2 teaspoons grated orange zest

Cooking Instructions

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the ingredients. Seal the bag tightly. Shake until well blended.

Kids in the Kitchen: Have the kids measure everything, seal the bag, and shake it. Go one step further and have them fill snack-size resealable plastic bags with single portions to take to school or to have on hand so they can grab a quick snack during the week.

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Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
Total Fat
5.5 g
Saturated Fat
0.5 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat
3.5 g
0 mg
73 mg
19 g
4 g
9 g
5 g

Dietary Exchanges

1½ starch, 1 fat

This recipe is reprinted with permission from American Heart Association Healthy Family Meals, Copyright © 2009 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.