Monday, June 21, 2010

Go Bananas

First of all, I want to quickly mention that the publishing company I write my column for has asked me to run a monthly contest offering one of their books. Although totally unrelated to health and fitness, I know that most people out there do like to get free stuff - and the first give-away starts today - so I just thought I would pass that information onto all of you...

My phenomenal hubby and I are out of town right now, so I am hoping this scheduled post goes up without any issues! We are only away for the night to celebrate our anniversary, so I will be back tomorrow with a 'live' entry. In the meantime, obviously this one won't include my food and exercise lists until I can update them upon my return.

One of the things that I have been asked about again and again in recent months makes me smile. Everyone wants to know about my peanut butter and banana wraps! I discovered them myself a while back when reading another blog and scanning their food list and have been hooked ever since. Consider this fair warning though: they are ridiculously easy and extremely addictive!

Pan-Fried Banana & Peanut Butter Wrap

- banana
- peanut butter (I use light)
- soft tortilla shell (I use Dempsters original tortilla shells)
- cooking spray

Take a tortilla shell and put a thin layer of peanut butter over one whole side. Slice up a banana (approximately 1/8" thick) onto one half of the wrap, and fold the other side over it to 'glue' the banana in between the peanut butter. Spray a little cooking spray onto a large frying pan and put the folded wrap on one half of the pan on medium-high heat for a minute or so. Flip the wrap onto the other side of the pan (to cook over the spray on that side too) and let it sit for a minute or so as well. You might have to give it one or two more flips depending on how crispy you like it (I prefer a light browning on both sides). Cut in half and enjoy!

- 6 glasses of water
- 1 toasted English muffin with bacon, egg, and cheese
- 5 bites chocolate dipped in white chocolate zebra cookie
- 1 mug hot chocolate
- 3 pieces almond roca
- 1 sandwich on marble rye bread with ham, cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard
- 1 mug tea with cream
- 1/2 piece sour cream coffee cake
- 1 large dried apple chip
- 1 bite smoked salmon
- 1 slice white peach
- 1 bite dark chocolate linguine
- 1 mug caramel cinnamon dolce steamed skim milk
- 3 cups Caesar salad with Parmesan cheese and croutons
- 5 French fries with ranch dip
- 2 bites of a chicken strip with ranch dip
- 1 slice key lime cheesecake with whipped cream
- 1 bite Snickers cheesecake with whipped cream
- 1 large glass white wine
- 10 oz. rare steak with lime butter and green onion
- 1 cup grilled green beans and onions
- 2 pieces cheese polenta
- 1 bite roasted herb chicken
- 1 bite mashed potatoes
- 1 cup fudge sundae with whipped cream, peanuts, and coconut, almond, and chocolate chunk ice cream

- 6 hours walking around sightseeing
- 10 squats


  1. This is the first time I hear about cooking spray - we don't have that in Italy! But I guess I could make this recipe with a piada instead of a tortilla (it doesn't stick to pans), even though it probably has lots more calories. Thank you for sharing the recipe, I was wondering about it! :)

  2. Sounds good! :) Hope you are enjoying time with Hubby :)

  3. Beware! They are addictive! ;)