Banana Sushi

Banana SushiSo 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:Β Banana Sushi.

bananaYes, 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 πŸ™‚ So take your last banana, grab a few other ingredients that are laying around your kitchen, and roll out a new delicious snack!

Ingredients

Banana: 1 medium

Whole Wheat Bread: 2 slices

PB2: 2 tablespoons

Cinnamon: 1 teaspoon

Honey: 1 teaspoonIMG_2638x

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 theΒ IMG_2639x

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.IMG_2640x

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.Β IMG_2641x

After your bread is flattened out, take your peanut butter, or PB2 in my case and spread evenly over your flattened bread.IMG_2643x

If you want to add a little cinnamon or honey you on your peanut butter you can do this too!IMG_2644x

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.IMG_2646x

You should make sure the edges are closed, so press the two edge together when you have finished rolling it up. YourΒ Banana Sushi is now ready to be sliced! Take your knife and cut your sushi into small sushi-sized pieces.Β IMG_2647xAdd 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 asΒ nutritiousΒ for you. I loved eating these, even though I only spent about 3 minutes consuming them πŸ™‚ I love that this got rid of my leftover banana and I still got a good recipe out of it!

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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!IMG_2655

..And maybe the chopsticks were just for show. You are more than welcome to just use your fingers or a fork; I’m no chop sticks pro πŸ™‚IMG_2656

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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?Β IMG_2651

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34 thoughts on “Banana Sushi

  1. What a unique recipe! They turned out great! πŸ˜€ My kids would love this. I’ll let you know what they think! πŸ˜‰

  2. OMG…this is the best of ideas. Love it so much. It has to be so good and perfect to serve at the end of a supper.

    And thanks for liking my recipe! πŸ™‚

  3. This is adorable! Definitely will try this out. I’m new to the whole “eating healthy” way and it completely agree with you! Fun recipes make it exciting. πŸ™‚

  4. I don’t know if I would dig banana sushi, but the presentation is fabulous. If Elvis were still alive he might have his pilot fly the Lisa Marie jet out for this treat. If this can be bananas fostered somehow. Hmmmm?

  5. Such a fabulous idea! I made sushi with my nieces the other day – they loved it and asked what other foods can be turned into sushi…..I’m sure they will also love this idea!

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