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High Protein Cheerio Trail Mix

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Looking for a high protein, gluten free trail mix to make at home? This recipe made with Cheerios is for you!

I often find myself uninterested in buying trail mix at the stores because of the extra sodium and fat content. It appears to be a healthy alternative but then when you actually read some of the nutrition labels it can be surprising! I decided to make my own trail mix and I am now a little obsessed with it. It was so simple to make. It took 20 minutes and I was in control of all ingredients so I know exactly what went in to the recipe! This makes for a convenient high protein snack to get you through mid-morning or even a long afternoon. This website  also has great ideas for healthy snacking. These snacks can be a natural and effective way to stay full throughout the day or satisfy a sweet-tooth craving. What are some of you favorite snacks? I would love to hear! 

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I included 3 different nuts in this recipe. Here is some information I pulled from eatright.org on these nuts:

Cashews
(Approximately 18 nuts per 1-ounce serving)

Excellent source of copper and magnesium. Soft consistency with delicate, sweet flavor. Native to South America, but introduced by colonists to Africa and India. Commonly eaten as a snack, raw or roasted, but often used in Asian recipes and to make a rich, creamy nut butter or vegan cheese.

High Protein Cheerio Trail Mix - Gluten Free | Krollskorner.com

Walnuts
(Approximately 14 halves per 1-ounce serving)

Integral part of Mediterranean diet, contributing to health benefits of this style of eating. Rich in antioxidants and excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based form of omega-3. Grooves hold onto flavors well and are delicious when seasoned sweet or hot. Oil can be used in dressings and sautés. Walnuts are also rich in vitamin E. Add walnuts to cereal, salads or muffins. Try walnut oil in salad dressings and sautés, too.

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Pepitas

While there are many health benefits to pepitas, or commonly known as pumpkin seeds, they are rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants and fiber. This combination has benefits for both your heart and liver.

High Protein Cheerio Trail Mix

Course: Snack
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5 cups
Author: Kroll's Korner

High protein, nutrient dense snack for busy families on the go.

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Cranberries dried
  • 1/3 cup Golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Nut butter of your preference
  • 1/2 cup Cashews
  • 3 cups Cheerios plain or honey nut
  • 1/4 cup Pepitas
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Butter unsalted

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix cranberries, golden raisins, cashews, Cheerios, pepitas and walnuts together.
  2. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, melt the peanut butter, honey and butter together. Pour over Cheerio mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Store in fridge for 2 hours before consuming.

Recipe Notes

Store in fridge! Helps prevent Cheerios from getting 'melty.'
Great on yogurt or just plain!

Here is so more information on other nuts! 

[Tweet “Happy #MeatlessMonday Try out this protein packed cheerio trail mix and also check out nuts.com for more info on nuts!”]

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  1. I am delighted to have been introduced to your blog! As a vegetarian I
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