Sports Mix
Whether you are a professional cyclist, Olympic gold medalist or an active kid, you need nutritious high-energy food to keep you at the top of your game. This sports mix recipe features Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese combined with nuts, seeds and dried fruits to create a powerful snack filled with protein, calcium and lots of vitamins and minerals. The Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, the nuts and the seeds provide the protein and the crunch, the dried cranberries, dates and the cereal lend just enough sweetness.

Your kids will love this nutritious sports mix in their lunchbox or in their backpack to have as a snack before practice or an afterschool program. Take the sports mix along on a hike, a bike ride, a camping trip or any family outing. It’s easy to make and easy to take.
Servings Prep Time
8quarter-cup 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8quarter-cup 15minutes
Cook Time
  1. Cut the Parmigiano Reggiano into 3/8-inch cubes. Cut the pecans in half, and cut the pitted dates in 3/8-inch pieces.
  2. Combine all ingredients and then put 1/4-cup servings in individual zipper storage bags. Toss them into your day pack and get moving. There is no need to refrigerate the mix, because Parmigiano Reggiano is a very hard cheese and can be safely stored at room temperature for a day or two. (The cereal and nuts lose a bit of their original crunch, but never get soft.)
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Sports Mix
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Potassium 125mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 37%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.