Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday's Treat

Today's treat is simple and easy...and wonderful.  It is easy to pack in a lunch when you are jetting off to work, and a delicious, simple, energy-giving snack that I like to enjoy between breakfast and lunch.  It is a banana and peanut butter.

You're probably thinking, "Well this is nothing new!"  I know.  Its an oldie.  But sometimes I have a hard time getting down my daily banana.  I just don't always look forward to it.  But if I have some peanut butter to slather on each bite...oh my.  It becomes a decadent treat!

Two things to watch - the contents of your peanut butter and the amount of peanut butter you take. One tablespoon is the perfect amount for a nip on each bite of banana. It doesn't sound like it, but give it a try before you decide you need more.  If you DO want more (and let's face it, some days are two tablespoon days), simply make room in your diet for the extra calories.  Most brands have a "natural" version that does not have tons of sugar or trans fat, but make sure to read the label so you know what you're getting.

Peanut butter is a great source of protein and I know I don't always get as much as I need.  That, coupled with all the nutrients of a banana equals a wonderful, healthy snack! Other options are to put it between two slices of bread for a delicious and nutritious lunch time meal.  Or, if you want to shake things up a bit, use an apple with peanut butter instead of the banana.


  1. had banana and peanut butter for lunch today. well, that and 3 eggs.

  2. Sounds good to me! I didn't know they had peanut butter over there...

  3. Since I can't eat peanut butter I like to use Justin's Almond Butter (LOVE LOVE LOVE that stuff!!). (NOT just your average almond butter, it has maple in it--YUM.)

  4. Oh that sounds delicious! I may have to try that!!!