Going on an adventure? These unique sandwiches pack a lot of nutrients and travel extremely well. They do require an adventurous spirit because they are quite different than they average fare. For a sweeter taste use a trail mix that includes dried fruit. I would not recommend one with chocolate pieces, though! Plain, unchopped sunflower seeds work great, too.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cream cheese in a bowl. Add lemon juice and zest, raisins, shredded carrot, and chopped trail mix; stir until well blended and creamy. Spread between 2 slices of bread, and wrap up for the trail.

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Nutrition Facts

452 calories; protein 11.1g; carbohydrates 50g; fat 25.3g; cholesterol 61.6mg; sodium 476.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2008
I make this all the time when I need to eat breakfast in the car! I keep the cream cheese blend in the fridge smear on toast and instead of trail mix use a blend of Total cereal (healthy but icky) dried fruit and whatever nuts I have around. Soooo good! I also blend unflavored protien powder into the cream cheese makes this a power-packed breakfast! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2008
The flavor in this recipe was good but neither I nor my husband could eat more than half a sandwich. The cream cheese flavor is very strong and very sweet. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2008
I make this all the time when I need to eat breakfast in the car! I keep the cream cheese blend in the fridge smear on toast and instead of trail mix use a blend of Total cereal (healthy but icky) dried fruit and whatever nuts I have around. Soooo good! I also blend unflavored protien powder into the cream cheese makes this a power-packed breakfast! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2009
This recipe was perfect for me. Not only did I have an excess of trail mix but I found a great sale on cream cheese at Grocery Outlet. I cut this in half for just my boys and I used my Pampered Chef hand chopper to get the trail mix and carrots chopped really fine. I did add a tbsp. of honey to make it a little easier to spread and to give it just a touch of sweetness. My kids loved it. I'd so make this again. I think I might make this into stuffed french toast next time! Imagine how good that would be! EDITED: Yes. This makes good stuffed french toast. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2007
WE MADE THESE LIKE A ZILLION TIMES THIS SUMMER! I WOULD MAKE THEM AND PUT THEM IN A SMALL COOLER AND LEAVE THEM IN THE CAR WHILE WE WERE AT THE WATER PARK WHAT A HIT! NOW WE HAVE THEM FOR THE PARK CAMPING HIKING AND JUST ABOUT ANY OTHER REASON MY KIDS CAN THINK OF! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2008
I scaled down the recipe for one and followed it as is except adding the lemon zest but did add some cinnamon and fiber one cereal. This recipe was made for "going on adventures" but my adventure was only to the kitchen so I ended up toasting it. This helped warm the cream cheese. Because of the added cinnamon this sandwich reminded me of eating a Cinnamon raisin bagel. You don't really taste the lemon juice or carrots but they help give an extra crunch. Will definitely be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2005
Yummers! I liked the flavor of the carrots with everything else. Quite satisfying! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2008
I skip the lemon zest and use whole wheat bagels - and this recipes is great. While nothing you would find in a restuarant we always take this camping or hiking with us. It is a great change from traditional sandwiches. I use trail mix with fruit. When we go camping I make the mix store it in tupperware and keep it in the icebox until the day we are going to use it. Then I just spread it on the bagels. When we go hiking I wrap it good in saran wrap and foil. This sandwich doesn't get squished either in between the rest of our hiking stuff - so it is great for that reason too! Definitely give it a try! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2011
I didn't have trail mix on hand so I used some leftover nuts from christmas (cashews almonds honey roasted peanuts). When I first tried this I thought something was missing I double checked the recipe and found I forgot the lemon juice! The lemon juice makes everything come together it tasted a million times better after I added the lemon. I didn't use the full 8oz of cream cheese I used maybe 5-6oz and thought it was just enough. I also finely grated my carrot but next time ill use a bigger grater because I think bigger shreds of the carrots would have been better. I don't know if ill make this all the time but I will make it again! Thanks for sharing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2007
Really good! I put the cream cheese mixture on whole wheat baby bagels. Everyone loved them! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2007
The cream cheese was a bit much for me but my husband liked these pretty well. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2008
The flavor in this recipe was good but neither I nor my husband could eat more than half a sandwich. The cream cheese flavor is very strong and very sweet. Read More
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