Sweeten up a favorite breakfast granola with the additions of dried fruits and chocolate chips. For the healthiest choice, select unsulphured, unsweetened dried fruit. A perfect way to add crunch and something sweet to any lunch box, along with a few "hidden" nutrients. Snack on it like trail mix, or spoon over yogurt, if desired.
- 2 cups favorite low-fat granola
- 1/2 cup dried banana chips
- 1/2 cup nondairy chocolate or carob chips
- 1/2 cup roasted peanuts or toasted pecans, optional
- 1/2 cup chopped dried papaya
Put granola, banana chips, chocolate chips, peanuts and papaya into a plastic container and stir to combine. Cover tightly and store.
Per serving: about 1/2 cup, 310 calories (120 from fat), 13g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 48g carbohydrates (4g dietary fiber, 26g sugar), 6g protein.
Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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