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    Low-Fat Trail Mix Recipes
    For the avid hiker, trail mixers are an important food staple, but they are often high in fat. You can solve this problem by creating your own low-fat trail mix recipes.
     

    Instructions

    Difficulty: Moderately Easy

    Low-Fat Trail Mix Recipes

    Things You’ll Need:
    • 1/4 cup low-fat granola
    • 1/4 cup grape nuts
    • 1/4 cup raisins
    • 4 tablespoons silvered almonds
     
    Step 1
    Pour 1/4 cup of low-fat granola in a bowl. Low-fat granola has approximately 1.25 grams of total fat and only 0.5 grams of saturated fat.
    Step 2
    Add 1/4 cup of grape nuts, which have 1.1 grams of total fat and only 0.2 grams of saturated fat.
    Step 3
    Add 1/4 cup of raisins, which are high in iron. Furthermore, raisins have only have 0.8 grams of total fat and 0.1 grams of saturated fat.
    Step 4
    Add 4 tablespoons of slivered almonds. Although almonds are high in fat, 90 percent of this fat comes from mono- or polyunsaturated, heart-healthy fat.
    Step 5
    Mix and store in an airtight container.
     

    Tips & Warnings

     
    It's best to eat this within three days, while the mixture is still healthy.
     
    While adding nuts might make for a tasty trail mix, many nuts are high in fat.

    Article Written By Lisa Mercer

    In 1999, Lisa Mercer’s fitness, travel and skiing expertise inspired a writing career. Her books include "Open Your Heart with Winter Fitness" and "101 Women's Fitness Tips." Her articles have appeared in "Aspen Magazine," "HerSports," "32 Degrees," "Pregnancy Magazine" and "Wired." Mercer has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the City College of New York.

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