Recipes: DIY Trail Snacks
Headed to the Wasatch or Uinta mountains this summer in search of cool weather and shady trails? Don’t forget to pack some energy with you. Store-bought granola bars and trail mix might seem like the perfect option, but they often contain additives, which can send a healthy snack south. Instead, try one of these smart options.
These all-natural granola bars are low in calories and fat and loaded with flavor.
¼ cup oats
¼ cup whole-wheat flour
¼ cup wheat germ
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup honey
⅓ cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 300.
- Coat an 8-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Mix oats, flour, wheat germ and cinnamon in bowl.
- Add honey, stirring until mixture is moist and crumbly.
- Fold in raisins.
- Press mixture into pan and bake until lightly browned, about 18–20 minutes.
- Cool to room temperature.
- Cut into 12 bars and serve.
Per serving (1 bar): 74 calories; 17.1 g carbohydrate; 1.6 g protein; 0.5 g fat; 11 g sugar; 1.1 g dietary fiber; 0 mg cholesterol.
This trail mix, which has zero sodium and no added sugar, will keep you energized throughout your trek.
¼ cup unsalted almonds
¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup chopped pitted dates
2 ounces dried apricots
- Mix ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Divide into five ¼-cup servings.
- Store in baggies.
Per serving (¼ cup): 156 calories; 21 g carbohydrate; 4 g protein; 7 g fat; 0 g added sugar; 3 g dietary fiber; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 mg sodium; 247 mg potassium.