Mix it Up for the Olympics
Healthful Trail Mix
1 cup wheat cereal
1/4 cup dried fruit: raisins, blueberries, cranberries, chopped apricots, plums, or peaches, or a mixture
1/4 cup cashews, pistachios, pecans or walnuts (1 ounce)
Mix ingredients, split into 2 servings, and store in sandwich-sized plastic bags.
Each serving contains about 192 calories, 5 g protein, 9 g fat, 28 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, and 115 mg sodium.
Whole-Grain Party Mix
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 to 4 tablespoons salt-free garlic and herb seasoning
5 cups whole-grain waffle-style cereal
2 cups whole-grain "O" cereal
1 cup unsalted, dry roasted soy nuts
1 cup mini-pretzels (whole wheat is best)
Heat oven to 250°. Pour olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and seasoning into a 9-by-13-inch pan. Mix well. Add remaining ingredients and stir until cereal, nuts, and pretzels are coated. Bake for an hour, stirring about every 15 minutes. Let cool and store in an airtight container.
Each 1/2-cup serving contains about 150 calories, 4 g protein, 6 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 22 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, and 160 mg sodium.