Take-a-Break Snack Mix

Cooking spray
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
2 teaspoon water
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups whole-grain oat cereal with yogurt-flavored coating
2 cups whole-grain wheat and bran flakes with raisins
1/2 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
1/2 cup dried unsweetened blueberries

Put a piece of aluminum foil about 12 inches square on a baking sheet. Lightly spray with cooking spray and set aside. In a small nonstick skillet, dry-roast the almonds over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or until lightly golden brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in brown sugar, water, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until liquid has evaporated and almonds are coated with the mixture, stirring constantly. Transfer to the foil. Let cool completely, 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients. Add cooled almonds to cereal mixture, stirring to combine. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days. Yields 10 one-half cup servings.

Calories: 139, total fat: 2g, cholesterol: 0mg, fiber: 4g, protein: 2g

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