As it is Passover, my choices for a carb and protein refill before the gym are very slim. I usually stick with the 90 calorie Fiber One Bars since they aren't heavy and taste so so good. Anyway, back to cooking and Passover: every year, my mom makes a Passover trail mix and sends it to wherever I happen to be living. I'm not sure why I never thought of this, but this trail mix is actually a great snack and perfect to eat before I go to the gym. It's a little higher in calories than the fiber one bar, but it's not too bad, especially as far as Passover snacks go.
Kosher for Passover Trail Mix
Serves 6 (1/3ish cup servings)
Per Serving: 154 calories, 23 g carbs 6 g fat 2 g protein
1 cup (2 ounces) matzo farfel
1/4 cup each dark and golden raisins
1 ounce pecans, shelled, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp. honey
Preheat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl combine matzo farfel, raisins, and nuts; set aside.
In metal 1/4 cup measure or other small flameproof container, combine oil and honey (I use a glass dish in a microwave). Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until honey is melted. Pour over matzo mixture and using wooden spoon, toss to coat.
Transfer to nonstick baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Transfer baking sheet to wire rack and let stand until mixture is cool and dry, about 10 minutes.
You can actually modify this and take out the Matzah Farfel; that would decrease the carb intake and take the passover aspect out of it if you don't do Passover or simply don't want it.