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High-Fiber Convenience Snack Mix

Part of Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes

Originally prepared by Nellie Hedstrom, Extension nutrition specialist
Revised and updated by Statewide Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator Kate Yerxa

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Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes provides recipes for master convenience mixes that you can make and keep on hand. These mixes are healthier and less expensive than the packaged convenience mixes you buy in the store, and allow you to control the amount of fat, sodium, sugar and additives in your foods without sacrificing the convenience of a mix. There are 15 master convenience mixes, each with recipes you can make from the mix:

  1. All-Purpose Convenience Mix
  2. Whole Wheat Convenience Mix
  3. Corn Bread Convenience Mix
  4. Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
  5. Hot Cocoa Convenience Mix
  6. Convenience Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning Mix
  7. Convenience Taco Seasoning Mix
  8. Convenience Chili Seasoning Mix
  9. Convenience Meat Loaf or Meatball Seasoning Mix
  10. Convenience Seasoning Mixes For Rice
  11. Convenience Seasoned Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry
  12. Convenience Seasoned Cornmeal Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry
  13. Convenience Salt-Free Seasoning Mix
  14. Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing Mix
  15. High-Fiber Convenience Snack Mix

High-Fiber Convenience Snack Mix Food Nutrition Facts LabelHigh-Fiber Convenience Snack Mix

Makes 10 cups

8 cups high-fiber cereal or a combination (rice, multi-Grain, or wheat “Chex”-type cereal)
1/2 cup peanuts

1 cup pretzel sticks

2 tablespoons margarine
1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Set oven to 250°F. Heat margarine in shallow baking pan in oven until melted. Remove pan from oven and stir in garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce. Add cereal, nuts, and pretzels. Mix until all pieces are coated. Heat in oven 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on absorbent paper to cool.

Note: Snack Mix can be frozen, so make a double batch. Thaw at room temperature in its storage container.

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