Build a Healthy Snack Mix

Makes 3 servings Ingredients 1 cup whole grain (whole wheat cereal squares, oat cereal O’s, or popcorn) 1/2 cup fruit (any dried fruit, such as cranberries, apricots, and bananas) 1/2 cup vegetable (any dried vegetable, such as edamame, dried green beans, and dried sweet potatoes) 2 tablespoons dairy (try yogurt-covered dried fruit or grated cheese) … Read More


Herbed Popcorn and Pretzel Mix

Makes 15 servings   Ingredients 15 cups popped 94% fat-free butter-flavor microwave popcorn (2 bags) 5 cups pretzel twists 1 tablespoon oil (or oil spray) 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon (or less) ground black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon thyme Directions In a very large bowl, toss popcorn … Read More


Whole-Grain Mix Up

Ingredients 6 cups whole-grain cereal (oat, corn, rice, wheat) 1 cup popcorn 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1 cup pumpkin seeds 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup canola oil 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions In a microwaveable bowl, mix cereals, popcorn, and seeds. In … Read More


Healthy Snacking

I admit it…I am a “snacker.” But, when I get the urge for a snack, I try to make it a healthy one instead of one high in calories and fat. In the evenings, I love to sit down in my favorite chair with my dogs beside me and unwind while snacking on a small … Read More


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