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MAC's Recipe of the Month: Sept 2018

MAC Nutrition Team - Saturday, September 01, 2018


Back-to-School Snack


As life gets a little busier in the fall, staving off hunger pangs when you’re out and about can get more and more difficult. Trail mixes are a great strategy for snacking on the go. Depending on how you prepare them, they can be well-balanced in protein, carbohydrate, healthy fat, and fiber. This trail mix incorporates the flavors of fall—apples and cinnamon—into a satisfying snack for a busy day. It combines the chewiness of dried apple with the crunchiness of nuts, and brings sweet and savory together, keeping your taste buds engaged!

Apple Cinnamon Trail Mix
Yield: 1 serving (3/8 cup)

Ingredients:

1/8 cup unsalted cashews
1/8 cup unsalted almonds
2 tsp pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1 tsp sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp unsweetened raisins
½ apple
1 tsp cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg, to taste

Directions:

Make the dried apple by cutting the ½ apple into slices. Cut the slices into even smaller pieces if desired. Place the apple pieces on a cookie sheet and set the oven temperature to warm, which will be about 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

Dry the apple pieces to desired consistency. Mine took about an hour and 20 minutes to get to a nice, chewy texture, but check your apple pieces intermittently to get them to the texture you want.

Combine dried apple with nuts, seeds, raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix together.

Multiply the recipe if you want to make more portions at once. One portion will be about 3/8 cup of the mix.

Store the trail mix in an airtight container and enjoy!

Approximate nutrition information per serving:
Calories per serving: 293
Fat per serving: 18g
Protein per serving: 9g
Total Carbohydrate: 31g
Fiber: 7g
Sodium
: 5mg

 

This month's recipe, crafted by Louisa Paine, Registered Dietitian at The Mount Auburn Club will become an instant summer favorite! Click here to contact the MAC Nutrition team today and ask how we personalize recipes.

The information presented here is for general educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or health condition. As always, please speak with your registered dietitian regarding any dietary modifications or nutrition-related questions.