I love trail mix, but I can’t justify the calorie whallop packed in a little 1/4 cup serving. This week, I stopped by Trader Joe’s and stocked up on some essentials to make my own. I’ve included the calorie counts for the recipe I made tonight, but feel free to adjust accordingly by adding more cereal, omitting the chocolate chips, replacing the chocolate chips with carob, etc.
- 2 c. Trader Joe’s High Fiber Os
- 3 c. Trader Joe’s High Fiber Cereal
- 1 c. Craisins
- 1 c. golden raisins
- 1 c. dried cherries
- 1 c. raw sunflower seeds
- 1 c. raw pepitas
- 1 c. raw almonds
- 1 c. raw walnuts
- 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
The directions are simple. Mix it all up and store it in an airtight container.
Nutritional Information (according to TheDailyPlate.Com)
Makes 27 servings (slightly more than 1/3 c. each)
- 204 calories
- 11 g. fat
- 20 mg sodium
- 25 g. carbs
- 15 g. sugar
- 4 g. fiber
- 2.6 g. protein
The cereals are a great source of fiber (and the O’s have a good amount of protein). The nuts are a good source of heart-healthy oils, calcium and protein. Choosing unsalted nuts keeps the sodium really low.
In addition to eating this plain, you can use it as an oatmeal or yogurt topping.