Gluten-free trail mix

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(KTVI) - Celiac Disease rates in North America continue to increase.  It's quadrupled in just 50 years, but why?  We don't know, but we do know how to control it.  Through diet.

CELIAC DISEASE autoimmune digestive condition that causes damage to the small intestines and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food. The disease is triggered by the consumption of gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye.

Stephanie Deisner and Jonathan Lindberg from Extend Nutrition explain how to control it.

Learn more about Extend Nutrition

Here's the recipe:

This recipe focuses on low-glycemic ingredients.

It uses nuts and seeds, unsweetened coconut, and 2 flavors of Extend Bars - Mixed Berry and Chocolate. Prepare it ahead of time and always have a go-to snack for healthy, long-lasting energy.

1/4 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup raw walnuts
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, 50% reduced salt
1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds, unsalted
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
1 Mixed Berry Delight Extend Bar
1 Chocolate Delight Extend Bar

Cut each Extend Bar into bite-sized pieces, then combine all ingredients together.

Store in an airtight container in the pantry for up to a week, or keep inrefrigerator for longer.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Servings: 7
Calories: 274
Total Fat: 22g (nuts and seeds are excellent sources of healthy, unsaturated fat)
Total Carbs: 13g
Sugar: 2g
Protein: 11g

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Stephanie Deisner