Lentil Trail Mix


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Preparation Time 5 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 Cost Per Serving $0.50
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1 canLentils, drained and rinsed
1 cupAlmonds, slivered
2/3 cupPumpkin Seeds
2/3 cupWalnuts, chopped
1/3 cupDried Cranberries
3/4 tspSalt
1/4 tspGround Cumin
1/4 tspTurmeric Powder
3 tbspHoney
1 tbspLemon Juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F (205˚C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Spread lentils onto baking sheet and place into oven for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Place almonds, pumpkin seeds and walnuts on separate tray and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Combine cranberries, salt, cumin, turmeric and honey in a large bowl and mix in roasted lentils, nuts and seeds.
  5. Place mixture back onto lined baking sheet and bake for another 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, squeeze lemon juice on top and mix well. Allow to cool completely.


  • Get enough protein. Some options include lentils, nuts, and dairy foods. Protein can help maintain your energy levels, build and repair your muscles, provide essential vitamins and mineral in your body. 
  • Iron is a mineral that is important for good health and helps carry oxygen to all parts of your body. Low iron levels can leave you tired, pale-looking and irritable.
  • Plant sources of iron include dried beans, peas, lentils, nuts and some fruit and vegetables. Our bodies absorb this type of iron when paired with a source of vitamin C such as citrus fruit or juice, cantaloupe, strawberries, broccoli, tomatoes and peppers.