Roasted Chestnut and Rosemary Trail Mix

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $0.89
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3/4 cupWhole Cooked Chestnuts (or you can use the pre-cooked, vacuum-packed chestnuts too)
1/2 cupPine Nuts or Almonds
1/4 cupDried Cherries or Raisins
1 tbspOrange Zest
3 sprigsRosemary
2 tbspMaple Syrup
1 tbspOlive Oil


  1. If you are roasting your own chestnuts: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Use a paring knife to slice lengthwise across each chestnut. Soak the chestnuts in hot water for about 5 minutes.
  3. Place in a roasting tray and bake for about 30 minutes. Once cool, peel skin and shell.
  4. With your cooked chestnuts, roughly chop them up and add to a bowl with the remaining ingredients. Mix well.
  5. Pour out onto a baking tray lined with parchment and flatten evenly across.
  6. Bake in a 350 for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool and then break into pieces and enjoy. You can store in an air tight container.


  • The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends. You may join in family gatherings or work parties. To help manage your weight and energy levels, make sure to have healthier snacks on hand while being mindful of your portion sizes.
  • Trial mix is a great snack option because it includes proteins, fats and carbohydrates that will give you a boost in energy to carry you to the next meal.
  • Turn mindless eating into a mindful eating practice by reducing distractions. Declutter your kitchen by removing other foods and turn off your electronic devices to be present and enjoy the foods you are eating.