Diabetic Cooking

Simple fiber-up snack mix

Preparation time: 10 minutes.


  • 1/2 17-ounce box Cracklin’ Oat Bran cereal
  • 1/2 cup mixed dried berries (strawberries, cranberries, cherries, blueberries)
  • 1/2 cup natural pitted dates, chopped
  • 1/3 cup broken walnut pieces


Combine all ingredients in a large, zip-top bag and shake gently to mix. Store in zip-top bag or airtight container. For best quality, eat within 4–5 days (after 4–5 days, cereal softens some from moisture in the fruit).

Yield: 4 3/4 cups.

Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 190 calories, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 78 mg, Fiber: 5 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 2.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.