Tuesday, July 19, 2011
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.