So this whole healthy eating kick I have been on is hard I’m not going to lie. The scale never seems to go down and I’m still saying no to the bag of Veggie Chips that I want to eat the entire bag of. But who cares what the scale says right? I know my body is healthier, I know I am putting better ingredients in my body and I know it will pay off. Even though it may be hard, whether you’re on week 1 or week 10, you need to remember why you started. I started to get my body healthy; I started to be toned; I started because I know someday eating chips and cookies everyday will catch up to me. I believe I can make healthy food that I will start craving; I believe I can make healthy food that others would rather eat than a bag of chips. I believe I will continue my journey and here is another recipe that can keep me on track: Banana Sushi.
Yes, bananas are awesome and yes, leftovers are not. You tried the S’mores Banana Boats hopefully and now you still have one last banana to get rid of. Don’t worry, your new favorite snack may or may not be Banana Sushi! How fun does that sound? Now I’m not a huge fan of sushi on a regular basis, aka I’ve had it like 2 times in my entire life. However, if more sushi was made out of bananas, peanut butter, and honey, I think I would be eating it a lot more 🙂 So take your last banana, grab a few other ingredients that are laying around your kitchen, and roll out a new delicious snack!
Banana: 1 medium
Whole Wheat Bread: 2 slices
PB2: 2 tablespoons
Cinnamon: 1 teaspoon
This recipe will literally take your five minutes max to make, so start out with two slices of bread. Use whatever you have, but I used Whole Wheat Weight Watchers (only 40 calories a slice!). Cut the crusts off of the
After the crusts are cut off, you want to lay one slice’s edge of the others, so we can roll these slices together. This bread will act as the outside of your sushi roll and we need it to be really flat and seamless.
To make this seamless use a rolling pin, or if you’re a college kid like me, or just don’t have a rolling pin handy you can easily flatten this out with your hands! Take your bread and press down to flatten it out and make the two slices into one piece.
Unpeel your banana and lay on one of the long edges. Your banana will most likely not be perfectly straight, so straighten it out carefully to make your sushi roll up easily. Slowly roll the banana up in your peanut butter covered bread.
You should make sure the edges are closed, so press the two edge together when you have finished rolling it up. Your Banana Sushi is now ready to be sliced! Take your knife and cut your sushi into small sushi-sized pieces. Add to a plate and drizzle with honey and cinnamon. How cute do these look? Now dig in! These can be perfect for a snack in the middle of the day when you need something to curb your appetite, but you know opening that bag of chips or pretzels is not as nutritious for you. I loved eating these, even though I only spent about 3 minutes consuming them 🙂 I love that this got rid of my leftover banana and I still got a good recipe out of it!
So even though healthy eating still isn’t second nature to me, making all of these recipes that are fun to make and fun to eat are definitely helping. Thank all of you for your support with my recipes and my blogging journey!
With Easter Sunday being only two days away, I plan to be baking away this weekend. Be on the lookout for a few festive desserts and recipes over the weekend and have a wonderful weekend everyone! What are some of your favorite Easter traditions or recipes?