Here's a yummy snack recipe from the American Heart Association. For more yummy heart-healthy recipes, go to the AHA website by clicking here.
¼ cup sliced almonds
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
2 teaspoons water
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups whole-grain oat cereal with yogurt-flavored coating
2 cups whole-grain wheat and bran flakes with raisins
1/2 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
1/2 cup dried unsweetened blueberries
Put a piece of aluminum foil about 12 inches square on a platter or baking sheet. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a small nonstick skillet, dry-roast the almonds over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly golden brown, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the liquid has evaporated and the almonds are coated with the mixture, stirring constantly. Transfer to the foil. Let cool completely, 15 to 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients.
Cook's TipFor variety, substitute different nutrient-dense dried fruits, such as cherries, apricots, and plums, for the cranberries and blueberries. Cut them into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces before adding them to the cereal mixture.
- Per 1/2 cup serving:
- Calories Per Serving - 139
- Total Fat - 2.0g
- Saturated Fat - 0.5g
- Trans Fat - 0.0g
- Polyunsaturated Fat - 0.5g
- Monounsaturated Fat - 1.0g
- Cholesterol - 0mg
- Sodium - 124mg
- Carbohydrates - 28g
- Fiber - 4g
- Sugar - 15g
- Protein - 2g