Our family takes many adventurous hikes in the Selquirk mountain range surrounding our summer lake cabin. These nuts never tasted better than when we enjoyed them together at the peak of an amazing hike. Almonds are extremely nutritious, and, when dressed up with a wonderful blend of spices, they go from ordinary to extra-ordinary! —Gina Myers, Spokane, Washington
"Our family can't get enough of this light cinnamon-sweet popcorn," offers Naomi Yoder of Leesburg, Indiana. The baked kernels are wonderfully crunchy and coated just right. Try mixing some up to have on hand as an anytime nibble.
After a friend brought this crunchy fruit-filled treat on a camping trip, I requested the recipe and lightened it up. It's great on its own, but try it over low-fat yogurt or with milk, too.
-Rachel Dandeneau of Dummer, New Hampshire
"No one can resist the combination of chocolate and peanut butter in these sweet snacks! They really cure any urge for crunchy foods, too," confirms Laurie Mounce from Houston, Texas. "Plus, they offer fiber and protein."
From Waldo, Wisconsin, Lori Genske writes, "I grew tired of my family picking through a snack mix for their favorite items and leaving the rest. So I experimented using only their favorites and came up with this recipe. Now there's never any left!"
If your tastes run to sweet and spicy, you'll love Mary Lou Moon's zesty pretzels with a twist. The coating is so yummy, you won't need a fattening dip to enjoy them! "They're a great snack for munching, without feeling a bit guilty," writes the Beaverton, Oregon reader.