Cherry-Nut Trail Mix

  • No of Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup low-fat granola cereal (without dried fruit)
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat cereal
  • 1/4 cup mini whole-wheat pretzel knots (about 1/2 oz)
  • 1/4 cup whole pitted dried tart cherries
  • 2 Tbsp toasted almond slivers
  • 1 Tbsp chopped cashews or pecans


  • Take all the ingredients and combine them in a small mixing bowl.
  • This recipe makes one bowlful of the trail mix. One serving amounts to one- fourth of the yield.
  • Do remember to serve this immediately. If you need to store it, keep in an airtight container and consume within 1-2 days, else the mixture will lose its crispness.

Nutritional Information:

(Amounts Per Serving)

  • ENERGY: 127kcal
  • PROTEIN: 2.9g
  • FAT(total): 3g
  • SODIUM: 110mg
  • FIBER: 2.5g

Health Tips:

  • This trail mix is energy packed, nutrient dense and tasty and is good for adults as well as kids. It is an excellent substitute for processed snack foods, which are high in fat and sodium.
  • Granola is packed with oats, honey and nuts which provide a high amount of fiber and energy-giving carbohydrates.
  • Almonds have no carbohydrates, and are rich in Vitamin E and monounsaturated fat, which can help lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels. Almonds are also considered good for the brain and nervous system, and have anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties. They are also fiber-rich, thus aiding bowel movement and preventing cancer.
  • The red pigment in cherries (anthocyanins) has been shown to reduce inflammation linked with heart disease and diabetes. Dried cherries also provide color and a tart taste to this trail mix.
  • Pecans are a very good source of protein and unsaturated fat. Antioxidants and plant sterols found in pecans have been shown to reduce elevated cholesterol levels by reducing LDL cholesterol in the blood.