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Trail Mix

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.

This high-energy snack is great when you need something quick. Eat it alone or add it to your favorite ice cream. This will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Prep time: 10 minutes

What you need:

  • ¾ cup cashews
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ¾ cup peanuts
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
Utensils:
  • large bowl
  • airtight container

What to do:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate.

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

  • 355 calories
  • 7 g protein
  • 23 g fat
  • 52 mg sodium
  • 35 mg calcium

Serves: 10

Serving size: ½ cup

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on the ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
Try this recipe with other kinds of nuts or dried fruits. Be creative!

Date reviewed: November 2015

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