Saturday, March 26, 2011

Snackin' Mix (the healthier version)

Combine in a large bowl: 
2 cups of mini-marshmallows
4 cups of pretzels
1 can of mixed, unsalted nuts
8 ounces reduced fat cheese crackers
6 ounce bag of dried cranberries

Stir gently or use your hands to mix the ingredients and that's it! This makes about 35 servings. I bagged pre-measured servings (approximately 1/3 of a cup) into ziplocs to make it easy for the kids to access (and to portion out properly).

This snack mix contains 123 calories and 5 grams of fat. I think it's a little healthier than my usual snack mix because the fats come primarily from nuts instead of canola oil. It's also a lot lower in sodium! The marshmallows are a real treat for the kids, but with only 5 or 6 mini-marshmallows in a bag, they aren't getting a ton of sugar.

Kid Rating: 6 Thumbs Up! Their favorite part: marshmallows, of course!

1 comment:

  1. This looks great!
    Something my kids like is just mixing raisins with peanuts.


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