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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 158.1
  • Total Fat: 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 106.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g

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SparkGuy's Best Trail Mix

Submitted by: SPCOOKBOOK

Introduction

Though he's the picture of good health these days, Chris "SparkGuy" Downie fell into the cycle of fast food and fatigue after graduating college. The Spark shared his motivational story--and some of his tips for kicking bad habits to the curb.

To fight off the fast food cravings, Chris stocked nonperishable snacks in his car--specifically nuts and raisins. Instead of letting his hunger navigate him to the closest burger joint, he reached for those healthy snacks and headed home to cook a nutritious meal.

"This small healthy act, done consistently, made a real difference in my overall nutrition and helped me both physically and mentally," he said. "Just as important, I had taken control of this situation and changed a negative into a positive, a downward spiral into an upward one."

This recipe was inspired by his story. Becky, our head dietitian, set out to create a trail mix that would fuel you with tasty treats that are also good for you.

With a balance of carbs, fat, and protein, trail mix is a great snack. Plus, it eliminates one of life's toughest decisions by mixing salty and sweet. Store-bought versions can be pricy, so why not create a custom mix instead?

GORP, chow mix, trail mix, scroggin. Whatever you call this tasty mix, this snack is great for exercisers, students, commuters, outdoor enthusiasts and even children. Trail mix doesn't need to be refrigerated, travels well and is easy to eat.

At the store, trail mix is expensive--sometimes up to $10 a pound!-- and packed with sugar-coated dried fruit and candy. Our tasty version contains just the right blend of whole-grain cereal, nuts and seeds, natural dried fruit, and even a bit of candy to fulfill your need for a healthy snack. By following the measurements provided, this trail mix will provide just the right combination of calories, carbohydrates, protein, and fat to boost energy and satisfy hunger. It's perfect for a pre workout snack, a mid-morning pick-me-up, and an after-hours munchies cure.
Portable, perfectly portioned and pleasing to the palate, keep this trail mix in your desk, locker, gym bag, backpack, golf bag, purse or briefcase. SparkGuy credits snacks like this for keeping him on track.
Though he's the picture of good health these days, Chris "SparkGuy" Downie fell into the cycle of fast food and fatigue after graduating college. The Spark shared his motivational story--and some of his tips for kicking bad habits to the curb.

To fight off the fast food cravings, Chris stocked nonperishable snacks in his car--specifically nuts and raisins. Instead of letting his hunger navigate him to the closest burger joint, he reached for those healthy snacks and headed home to cook a nutritious meal.

"This small healthy act, done consistently, made a real difference in my overall nutrition and helped me both physically and mentally," he said. "Just as important, I had taken control of this situation and changed a negative into a positive, a downward spiral into an upward one."

This recipe was inspired by his story. Becky, our head dietitian, set out to create a trail mix that would fuel you with tasty treats that are also good for you.

With a balance of carbs, fat, and protein, trail mix is a great snack. Plus, it eliminates one of life's toughest decisions by mixing salty and sweet. Store-bought versions can be pricy, so why not create a custom mix instead?

GORP, chow mix, trail mix, scroggin. Whatever you call this tasty mix, this snack is great for exercisers, students, commuters, outdoor enthusiasts and even children. Trail mix doesn't need to be refrigerated, travels well and is easy to eat.

At the store, trail mix is expensive--sometimes up to $10 a pound!-- and packed with sugar-coated dried fruit and candy. Our tasty version contains just the right blend of whole-grain cereal, nuts and seeds, natural dried fruit, and even a bit of candy to fulfill your need for a healthy snack. By following the measurements provided, this trail mix will provide just the right combination of calories, carbohydrates, protein, and fat to boost energy and satisfy hunger. It's perfect for a pre workout snack, a mid-morning pick-me-up, and an after-hours munchies cure.
Portable, perfectly portioned and pleasing to the palate, keep this trail mix in your desk, locker, gym bag, backpack, golf bag, purse or briefcase. SparkGuy credits snacks like this for keeping him on track.

Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    5 cups cereal
    3 1/3 ounces nuts
    4 ounces dried fruit
    1/3 cup chocolate chips

Directions

1. Choose one ingredient from each category and place in a large bowl.
2. Toss lightly.
3. Portion 3/4 cup of trail mix into 10 snack bags.


Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SPARKCOOKBOOK.





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