From Your Pantry Trail Mix October 18, 2011

Filed under: Recipes — YouYoga @ 10:59 pm
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There’s really no better snack than a quick trail mix made right from your own pantry.  At our home we always keep a variety of nuts, dried fruit and wonderful, dark, chocolate chips…….those don’t always make it into the mix…..they just get snacked on alone!  But when they do make it into the mix it becomes a fantastic trio of flavors that makes for a healthy, enjoyable snack.

Almonds are believed to help reduce the risk of heart disease.  Cherries are loaded with antioxidants, and are believed to help combat the visible effects of aging.  Lastly, dark chocolate is also packed with antioxidants.  It’s believed to protect the heart, as well as lower blood pressure.  All of this in your kitchen pantry……get out of town!

Lets get to the YUM!  You’ll need the following ingredients:

1 handful of whole, unsalted almonds

1 handful of dried, unsweetened, cherries

1 handful of dark, chocolate chips

Place all ingredients into a small bowl.  This is a one serving snack, so adjust the amounts as needed.  Also, don’t be afraid to try different nuts, along with different dried fruit combinations.  Have fun in your kitchen and keep that pantry well stocked with healthy options to choose from.



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