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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Snack Attack: Spicy Fruit and Nut Mix

Prepare ahead of time for those snack attack moments.  Make a batch of this fruit, nut & seed mix, then preportion into small plastic bags.  This mix will keep well for weeks in your pantry.  It satisfies the salty, crunchy, sweet and spicy cravings that we tend to get mid-day or late at night.  Plus it is full of fiber and contains heart-healthy fats.

Spicy Fruit & Nut Mix

Nutrition Info
  • Calories: 96.9
  • Fat: 4.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.8g
  • Protein: 2.3g


1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg white
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 to 1 tsp. ground chipotle powder (depending on desired heat level)
1 cup dried blueberries
1 cup reduced sugar dried cranberries


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Toss nuts and seeds in a bowl. In separate bowl, whisk egg white until foamy. Stir nut mixture into egg whites. Sprinkle sugar, salt, remaining spices and mix well. Spread on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or silicon baking mat. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring half-way through. Turn oven off. Stir dried fruit into nut mixture and let mixture sit in cooling oven for another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Makes approximately 24 servings. (Serving size = scant 1/4 cup)

Serving Size: Makes 24 scant 1/4-cup servings

Number of Servings: 24

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