Nuts are back in the news, this time after a recent report from the Harvard Medical School found children whose mothers consumed nuts5 times each week or more during pregnancy had a lowered risk of developing nut allergies. Chock full of protein, fiber, minerals and other nutrients, a handful of nuts makes a great on-the-go snack or quick add-in to holiday dishes that’s perfect for this busy time of year. And, for an easy, healthy, last minute gift, toss toasted nuts into the breakfast cereal mix below!
Merry Morning Breakfast Mix:
In a small bowl, combine 1 cup Rice Chex cereal, 2 T gold or red raisins, 1 Tsp mini chocolate chips, 1 Tsp toasted sunflower seeds, 1 T toasted nuts and 1 Tsp shredded coconut. Sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon, and stir to combine. Pour mix into an empty, cleaned jelly jar. Cover lid with a scrap of fabric, and secure fabric to lid with a rubber band and ribbon. Print and cut out the label below, and tape to the front of the jar with double sided tape. Merry Christmas!
Label (print, cut and tape onto jar):
Merry Morning Breakfast Mix
Ingredients: Rice Chex, raisins, Enjoy Life
chocolate chips, sunflower seeds,