Cravings. We all get them, even the most disciplined of us. But when you're trying to lose weight or eat better, cravings for sweets, treats, or rich foods can become your downfall—if you let them. Instead of depriving yourself of fun foods... Read more
When you're living with chronic heartburn (GERD) cooking and enjoying a meal can be a challenging and often anxiety-filled experience. However, just as there are many foods and cooking techniques that can set off heartburn, there are also plenty... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
Gift-giving is one of the special joys of the holiday season. No matter which holiday you celebrate, we all face the same challenges…
“What should I buy?”
“Does she already have it?”
“Will the... Read more
If I close my eyes and concentrate, I can still remember how it tasted: The snack that my best friend introduced me to in the 10th grade. So delicious, it soon became part of an everyday after-school ritual. We’d each cut a plain white bagel do... Read more
I have four overripe bananas and I want to do something with them. Surely, I thought, someone has a healthy banana muffin or bread or bar recipe of some kind. I'm a vegan, no refined flour or sugar, and I don't use oil or eggs (found several "vegan... Read more
I tend to eat a medium banana for both snacks, then take a long walk. It suits me fine but I'm wondering if I can make it healthier without adding too many calories and without cooking? (I don't like chocolate and don't care much for peanut butter)
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I'm out of sugar but I have everything else I need to make banana bread! I do have brown sugar, but it's rock hard and I'm worried about it causing diarrhea- anyone know anything about that?
What if I just skip the sugar the recipe calls for? H... Read more
Sometimes I have toast or a sandwich for supper or as an evening snack. I'm not sure if this makes sense but I seem to have a stuffed up head the next morning, and puffy eyes. I'm not certain it's the bread, but does anyone else have this experienc... Read more
Hey, I am thinking of making banana bread tomorrow. I am lactose intolerant so I use a soy spread instead of butter. Because of this, I have to add a little bit of vinegar to help the cake rise;if I don't it stays flat, or, rises in bumpy way.
M... Read more
We eat bananas regularly but sometimes one or two get overripe. I used to pitch them but now I stick them in the freezer. I have a recipe (no nut for the teen with allergies) for banana bread that calls for two bananas so when I get two in the free... Read more
My family will not eat ripe bananas, they prefer them a bit green. So I place the ripe bananas in the freezer peel and all. Then as I need them I grab what I need & place under running warm water to remove the peel. The bananas thaw very quickly &... Read more
This SparkTeam is for those interested in losing weight AND changing their life! Phrases like "banana diet", "lose weight fast" and "starving" are DEFINITELY not allowed! Let's all get fit for LIFE.... Read more
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Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Bread from fANNEtasti... Read more
Makes 1 loaf or a dozen muffins
Alpha-Bakery Children's Cookbook 1997
3/4 C sugar
1 1/2 C mashed bananas (3 lrg)
3/4 C vegetable oil
2 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C chopped nuts
1 t baking soda... Read more
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