Just because you’re trying to stick to eating healthy snacks, that doesn’t mean you have to say sayonara to taste. With access to an array of delicious flavors and exotic ingredients, Americans are craving food adventure more than ever. While you sometimes feel like tucking into a sweet snack and other times are jonesing for a snack that’s hot and spicy, there’s no reason you can’t have the best of both worlds. The next time you’re stuck choosing between sweet and spicy, dig into one of these delicious chili mango snacks – and satisfy both cravings:
1. CHILI MANGO TRAIL MIX
No one wants to sacrifice flavor when on the go. And thanks to Sunkist’s new trail mix flavors, you don’t have to. Combining heat and sweet, the NEW Sunkist® Fruit Lover’s Trail Mix™ Guava Chili Mango Blend is a better-for-you snack that packs a delicious spicy-sweet punch. While this snack is awesome on its own, there are tons of creative ways you can incorporate this exotic trail mix into your healthy snack repertoire. We’ve included a few of them below.
2. CHILI MANGO YOGURT PARFAIT
Greek yogurt is packed with nutrients, so there’s no reason to only eat it for breakfast. It also makes a great healthy snack. Give the old standard a facelift by whipping up a yogurt parfait with a spicy kick. Simply layer your favorite Greek yogurt with the NEW Sunkist® Fruit Lover’s Trail Mix™ Guava Chili Mango Blend. Its combination of delicious premium fruit and premium tree nuts makes for a nutrient-rich layer that’s bursting with spicy-sweet flavor. Finish off the parfait with a drizzle of honey.
3. CHIPS & CHILI MANGO SALSA
Whether you’re hosting company or just need a quick snack, chips and salsa are an obvious choice. But instead of diving into an enormous bag of oily, fried chips, try making homemade ones instead. This Baked Tortilla Chip recipe is simple and takes less than 15 minutes. Of course, an accompanying dip is a must. So satisfy your sweet and salty craving with this Fresh Mango Salsa recipe. Swap the jalapeños with chili peppers for a kick that’s chock full of benefits.
4. CHILI MANGO SORBET
Say goodbye to ice cream and hello to chili mango sorbet. While store-bought versions tend to be loaded with additives, homemade sorbet has the chance to be significantly more nutrient-rich. Using real fruit chunks and chili powder, this Mango Sorbet recipe makes for a healthy snack that doesn’t sacrifice decadence. Tip: Swap the simple syrup for agave or coconut nectar for a natural sweetener.
5. CHILI MANGO GRANOLA BARS
When creating a nutrition plan, between-meal healthy snacking is key. Plan ahead by preparing a better-for-you snack that will get you through the week. Our pick: Chili mango granola bars.
Start by lining a baking pan with a sheet of aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray and set aside. Add brown rice syrup, sunflower seed butter, and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until ingredients are melted. While ingredients cool, place NEW Sunkist® Fruit Lover’s Trail Mix™ Guava Chili Mango Blend in a large mixing bowl. Then pour wet ingredients into The Fruit Lover’s Trail Mix™ and combine. Transfer mixture to baking pan and spread evenly. Finally, cover pan with a sheet of foil and store in fridge to set overnight. Wake up, cut into squares and enjoy!