Eight Exciting Things To Do With Bananas
February 15, 2012 18 Comments
When people meet me for the first time, what do you think they ask me? Where did you get your nails done?
NO! They ask me, "What is your favorite snack?" When you say you have an alter-ego named SNACK Girl - people are curious.
Well, like many Americans, I love bananas. They are portable, sweet, and packed with nutrients including potassium. And, if you are on Weight Watchers, they are ZERO Points+. Don't eat too many though, because you won't be able to move your bowels (the downside of bananas).
Here are the nutrition facts for a medium banana: 105 calories, 0g fat, 27 g carbohydrates, 1.0 g protein, 3.0 g fiber, 1 mg sodium, 0 Points+.
The thing is that I don't LOVE bananas plain. I like to add something else to them to make them more interesting.
My favorite snack is photographed above. It is a banana with sunflower seed butter (sunbutter) and some raisins. I call it "Ants On A Slippy Slide" to make it more fun. It matches well with my favorite drink - coffee - and is so much healthier for me than eating a cookie.
(actually my favorite drink is beer but I usually don't drink that all day long)
I have featured bananas many times on the site because I love them so much. Here are eight ideas for enjoying bananas:
Ants On A Slippy Slide Recipe
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon peanut butter, sunbutter, almond butter, etc.
a few raisins or chocolate chips
Cut the banana lengthwise and spread on the nut butter. Add your raisins or chocolate chips and enjoy!
199 calories, 8.5 g fat, 30 g carbohydrates, 5.3 g protein, 4.0 g fiber, 75 mg sodium, 3 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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