Updated: September 27, 2012 8:51AM
Skip the overpriced, processed snack packs and make your own 100-calorie snack instead.
Spicy cereal mix
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon each: garlic powder, ground cumin, onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 cups rice-cereal squares
1 cup cornflakes
2/3 cup whole-grain pita chips, broken into small pieces
1/2 cup unsalted pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk the olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, garlic powder, cumin, onion powder, cayenne and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Combine the rice-cereal squares, cornflakes, pita chips and pepitas in a bowl. Toss with the spice mixture and spread on a baking sheet. Bake, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 40 minutes.
Per serving (1/3 cup): Calories 100; Fat 5 g (Saturated 1 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 220 mg; Carbohydrate 13 g; Fiber 2 g; Protein 3 g
Recipe courtesy Ellie Krieger for Food Network Magazine
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