This Curried Snack Mix recipe features curry and Worcestershire sauce to spice up rice cakes, pretzels and corn cereal in this low-fat snack mix. Curry powder can have more spices added to the mixture to suit the tastes of a particular individual.

Curried Snack Mix Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Ready In: 60 min

Servings: 6

Ingredients
3 medium plain Rice Cakes, broken into bite-size pieces
1 cup bite-size square Commercial Cereal or Oyster Crackers
¾ cup Pretzel Sticks, halved (1ounce)
1 tbsp Butter, melted
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
½ tsp Curry Powder

Directions
In a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan stir together broken rice cakes, corn cereal or oyster crackers, and pretzels. In a small bowl stir together melted margarine, Worcestershire sauce and curry powder. Drizzle margarine mixture over cereal mixture. Toss until coated. Bake in a 300 degree oven for 20 minutes, stirring twice. Cool about 30 minutes before serving. If desired, store cooled mixture in a tightly covered container up to three days.

Tips & Notes
Curry powder is actually a mix of up to 20 spices including cardamom, ginger, fenugreek, chilies, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin fennel seeds and turmeric.
Turmeric contains curcumin, the substance that gives the spice its yellow color and is also responsible, at least in part, for some of the health benefits of curried dishes.
Among the health benefits of curry is that of reducing inflammation of the joints. It’s not only arthritis that it may be helpful for. Other studies suggest that this powerful spice may also help protect against cancer, heart disease and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Turmeric has been found to reduce the risk of developing prostate, breast, skin and colorectal cancer, possibly because of its antioxidant properties. It may also at least reduce the speed at which these cancers progress. However, ingesting curry alone will not erase your risk for cancer.
Other ingredients in curry, such as chili pepper and even curcumin, are beneficial in boosting your body’s immunity and healing properties. This is because they’re rich in vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin B6, and they boost the infection-fighting cells.
Ingredients in curry such as asafoetida, allspice, anise, cardamom and black pepper may be helpful in easing digestion problems. Indigestion, constipation, loss of appetite, stomachaches and even hemorrhoids may improve after ingesting the dish on a regular basis.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 72
Total Fat: 2g
Saturated Fat: 0.5g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 144mg
Total Carbohydrates: 12g
Dietary Fiber: 1g

Source: DiabetesCare.net

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