Hello all!! HAPPY Wednesday :D
How's your week going so far?! Are you ready to bring on the New Year?! Whether your goal is to build strength, build muscle, boost your energy level, feel more confident, lose weight, eat clean, or ALL of the above...stay motivated and keep going strong into 2016!! BRING FIT ON :D
Today's post is another recipe ;) Sushi-Inspired Peanut Butter Banana Bites that provide nutrition in a fun, bite-size snack! These bites provide not only a hefty dose of good-for-you fats, but also the fiber and carbs your body needs!! For a New Year's Eve snack, whip up these babies and fuel up your night! For a full sushi experience, grab some chopsticks and dip the bites in the honey-sweetened Greek yogurt sauce (recipe included)!! You'll have no regrets come January 1!!!
PEANUT BUTTER BANANA SUSHI BITES
Makes 1 serving
1 low-calorie whole-wheat wrap
1 Tbsp natural peanut butter
1 small ripe banana
2 Tbsp plain nonfat Greek-style yogurt
1 tsp honey
dash of cinnamon (optional)
Spread peanut butter over the entire face of the wrap. Peel the banana and set it on top of the wrap toward the front or back. Gently roll the wrap over the banana, forming 1 long "sushi" roll. Slice into bite-size pieces.
In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cinnamon, and honey.
Use the yogurt mixture as your dipping "soy sauce" and enjoy :) Don't forget chopsticks...lol!
Nutrition (per serving) calories: 312; total fat: 11 g; saturated fat: 1 g; trans fat: 0 g; protein: 16 g; sodium: 371 mg; carbs: 52 g; fiber: 18 g; sugar: 20 g.
Need a few more reasons why these babies are AWESOME?! :D
- Believe it or not, peanut butter can actually help you eat less. The combination of protein and fiber in peanut butter causes you to feel fuller for longer, helping you ward off hunger pangs later in the day (or night). Not only that, but the fats found in peanut butter are the health-protective kind, mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
- Honey provides a quick boost of energy. The natural sugar content of honey, fructose and glucose, enters the bloodstream rapidly, making honey an excellent energy source when quick bursts of energy are needed! Like, to stay awake to bring on the New Year!!
Don't feel like you have to stick with the ingredients in this recipe to make a tasty snack. Try swapping your favorite nut butter or low-calorie cream cheese for peanut butter, and instead of banana, try sliced strawberries or mixed berries :D
Have a SWEET couple of days!
See you back here in 2016!!
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist