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Friday, October 2, 2015

Homemade Snack Recipes For Home, School, Travel

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Granola Poppers

    Make this addictive granola in a chunk, then break or cut it into bite-size poppers that strafe your mouth with flavor and fill your tummy with real nutrition. It travels everywhere with you so you don’t have to settle for overpriced airport food or roadside fast food.  Bag it for travel, the lunch box, the morning commute, the red-eye flight or an all-nighter before exams.  

    Make it often with variations: different types of honey, nuts and dried fruits. Just keep proportions  the same.
2 cups minute oats  (not instant, not steel cut)
2 cups crisp rice cereal
2 cups sunflower nuts, preferably unsalted
2 cups dried cranberries
1 cup honey

    Line a 9 X 13-inch baking pan with non-stick foil.  Spray foil.  Set the oven for 300 degrees. Put oatmeal, cereal,  sunflower nuts and cranberries in a big bag and shake gently to mix well. In a large kettle bring honey to a boil over medium heat
    Turn off heat and quickly dump in the oat mixture. Stir with a sprayed spatula until evenly mixed. Press into the foil-lined pan, smoothing it and pressing it with the spatula or the back of a large, wet spoon. Bake 20 minutes.  Cool thoroughly and cut in bite size. Keep in a cool, dry place for up to one week

Janet Groene has sailed and camped worldwide. Her camping and RV recipes, including a campground potluck recipe of the week, are found here. See her boating recipes, including a pantry recipe made with off-the-shelf ingredients here.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Homemade Healthy Trail Mix for Outdoor Adventures

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Don't get  caught out there without pocket fuel. Make your own gorp or trail mix to suit YOUR diet, YOUR allergies, YOUR sport. 
image courtesy morganton NC tourism

Recipes here are easily adapted to your own diet by substituting, say, soy nuts for peanuts or sugar-free cereals for honey coated. 

Skittles Gorp
Can’t get enough Skittles? Use them in a high-energy gorp that is ideal for dessert around the campfire,  hiking, jogging and  biking. Don’t forget to keep well hydrated!
2 cups Skittles
4 cups sweetened round oat cereal (e.g. Honey Nut Cheerios)
1 cup unsweetened bite-size shredded wheat
2 cups unsalted peanuts
1 cup raw almonds

    Toss everything well in a big bag, then portion into snack bags one cup at a time. Makes 10 cups. This is also a great mixture to sprinkle on pudding, ice cream or any plain breakfast cereal.

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