Healthy Snacks – How to Make a Trail Mix High in Antioxidants

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Tracee Brenner with Nutrition is Healing demonstrates how to make a trail mix high in antioxidants.

    Tracee Brenner

    Tracee is founder of Nutrition is Healing a nutrition counseling firm to provide individualized services regarding weight loss, eating disorders, prevention of heart disease, diabetes, blood pressure, GI issues and overall wellness. The focus is on Holistic Nutrition, incorporating the importance of eating real foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, herbs and spices and understanding the incredible benefits they have on your body, as well as stress reducing techniques. Tracee went to Johnson and Wales Culinary school and graduated in 1986 and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian at Marymount College and did her internship at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. She recently co-authored the book Whole Life Nurtition: A Simple Approach to Nourishing America’s Busy Families. Tracee is currently launching a company web-site www.Realfoodmoms.com which include a blog and cooking section for parents, rankings of healthy food products and a nutrition section answering questions from teens and tweens. Tracee continued her education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and participates in many continue education classes including Mind Body Medicine through the Institute of Mind Body Medicine. Tracee is a member of the American Dietetic Association and Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Nutrition in Complementary Care and Weight Management practice groups. She is also a member of the American Botanical Society and a member of the Haworth School Wellness Committee and Action For Healthy Kids.

    Hi, I am Tracy with Nutrition is Healing. Today, we are going to make trail mix. Lets get started making a trail mix high in antioxidants and Omega-3s. Two cups of walnuts which are really high in omega-3s, and can help decrease inflammation, two cups of pumpkin seeds which are also high in Omeaga-3s and zinc, which is good with that standard American diet, to counteract the standard American diet. Two cups of a high fiber cereal, something that kids would like, and eight ounces of dried blueberries, which are also high in antioxidants and are delicious. This is a nice balance of sweet and salty, which kids love. Its easy to make and fun for kids to make. Now, you can make your own trail mix for the week, an easy portable snack, quarter cup of the trail mix added to the snack bag, and you can have them ready. Thats how you make trail mix, high in Omega-3s, and antioxidants, a nice nourishing snack for you and your children.