It’s 11pm at night.
I just got home from a late night healthy cooking class + cocktail demo. The 2nd of 4 late night events this week.
Not that I’m complaining.
Just apologizing because all I want to write right now is “chex yourself before you wreck yourself”.
So let me just tell you. Most snack foods are not usually what I would consider to be “nutrient dense foods” by any means. They’re ingredient list is loooong. And suspicious sounding. Take classic chex party mix, for example.
Setting aside the chemicals and flavorings in the pre-packaged stuff, there is also soy sauce (processed), wheat (because of the soy + Worcestershire sauce), margarine (gross), and pretzels, bagel chips and hydrogenated oiled nuts (processed, very processed, lots of gluten, and why bother?). Add in loads of table salt (also processed) and you’ve got yourself one loaded snack– one that will probably leave you puffy, never satisfied, with some slight digestive problems and addictively going back for more.
So. When I finally perfected my re-vamped version last week, I’d almost considered it healthy, real food and nutrient dense in comparison. See how that works?
Crunchy, (sea) salty + satisfying, with healthy ingredients like coconut oil, peanuts + sunflower seeds and other real food ingredients.
All the good, without the crap.
A snack that won’t attack you back.
Healthy Party Mix
6 cups rice “chex” cereal (or similar brand– I got a natural version at PCC) [GF]
1 cup dry roasted peanut halves (or more)
1/2 cup raw or dry roasted sunflower seeds (or more)
3 tablespoons organic, unrefined coconut oil
1 teaspoom fish sauce [GF]
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
sprinkle of sea salt (sprinkle of garlic + onion powder optional too)
Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add rice cereal, peanuts + sunflower seeds to a mixing bowl. Melt the coconut oil in another separate bowl, then add in the fish sauce, toasted sesame oil and sprinkle of sea salt. Stir to combine, then gently pour in over the mix. Toss gently to coat with your hands.
Spread the ingredients evenly on the baking sheet and toast for 10-15 min until slightly brown and crispy. For best results, store in glass storage containers in the fridge for up to 1 week.
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