How to Make Healthy Snacks – Nut Free Trail Mix

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

    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 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 with a nut-free trail mix. Nut-free trail mix is important, because there are so many children with food allergies today, so please be sure to read all labels. We are going to start with pretzels, you can use soft pretzels, whole wheat pretzels, they are high in fiber, as well. Two cups of pretzels, two cups of pumpkin seeds, which are high in chlorophyll and dried cranberries which are really high in antioxidants. I am using green, sweetened chocolate chips, you can use regular chocolate chips. These are lower in sugar than a typical chocolate chips, and sunflower seeds, which are high in zinc. Now, the benefits of making your own trail mix, is you can choose what you like in it, its really low in sugar, its a healthy, easy snack, and the best thing to do is make a large bowl like this, and then put it in individual pre-packed, snack bags, so, you have it for a week, and you can just grab a snack of trail mix. You can take two ounce measuring cup, and put it in the snack bag, and have it for the week. So, nice pre-portioned snack that kids can just grab and take with them. Thats how you make a nut-free trail mix, and now, I'll show you to how to make a trail mix with nuts and Omega-3 is an antioxidant.