Healthy Banana Split
Being a Mama, I’m always looking for fast, healthy recipes that are easy to create! I prefer to stay away from boxed items as much as possible (the list of why is too long to go into!) so I’m left with the real deal, you know real foods. It’s more of the different ways to prepare food than anything else. My Banana Bites almost have the same ingredients as my Healthy Banana Split but different textures and preparation is what really makes this snack come to life. Instead of placing toppings on banana slices, I sliced it more like a banana split – giving it a whole new style of taste and enjoyment! Foods don’t have to be “boring” but exciting and fun! By changing up how the banana is prepared, this snack becomes a dessert. My little ones want to enjoy a variety of foods and this is one way of how I keep them interested. There’s so much more than grabbing some nuts from a bag, or slicing an apple – whole foods can be FUN! Sometimes you just need to use your imagination and get creative.
- 1-2 tbs almond butter
- pecans: chopped
- drizzle of agave or honey
- chocolate: shavings for garnish
This snack is a sweet treat and can definitely be served as dessert! But I like it for a mid-afternoon snack personally
Step 1: Split your banana in half lengthwise
Step 2: Add nut butter, followed by all your favorite toppings!
Step 3: Drizzle agave on top and finish off with chocolate shavings!
Think of how much better this is than a regular ice cream sundae. No ice cream for one and instead replaced with all goodness!
Go ahead and feel good about treating yourself! It’s always awesome to divert the cravings and still achieve the sweet taste you’re looking for. Try it, you will be happy that you did!