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Grilled Banana Sandwich

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

I read a few blogs regularly and one of my favorites is Healthy Tipping Point www.healthytippingpoint.
by the creator of Operation Beautiful , Caitlin.

She always has some amazing recipe sheís come up with (Iím going to try her Pumpkin Spice Toasted Quinoa for lunch tomorrow). I eventually get around to trying a lot of them! One I have been thinking about for awhile is her grilled banana sandwich. I basically made it exactly like she says to except I didnít use any powdered sugar. Oh, and I used one egg white instead of two eggs. My bread must be smaller than hers, because I didn't need nearly as much egg!

You can see the original recipe here (scroll down a bit). www.healthytippingpoint.

She also has grilled strawberries instead of the banana and said it was even better. But I had bananas, so thatís what I used. The first time I made it that is all I ate, and I was only satisfied for a couple of hours.

The taste is AMAZING and especially healthy since you donít need any syrup. The grilled banana smashed on there is enough! I made it a second time and had some yogurt on the side, hoping it would be more satisfying.

Still tasted fantastic, but still not very filling. I think my body is just used to more food at a time. I might have to try only having one piece of toast with half a banana and cook up an egg and some shredded potatoes on the side.

Edit : so the french toast meal is about 400 calories, with 29 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber, so it really should be filling! I wanted to edit this and add that about an hour after I ate it I had some pistachios. So I did technically eat some nuts "with" the meal as suggested in a comment below. Although I have read recently that you shouldn't exceed 30 grams of protein at a time because that's all our bodies can handle at once and the rest is converted to fat. I wish I knew where I'd read it so I could put a link here, but I can always Blackle it later.

Here are my pistachios before:

and after I CHOWED DOWN. =)

Do you read any food blogs? Do you ever get inspired by their recipes?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TINK9305 3/10/2010 12:40PM

    yum I'll have to try this

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*AMBER512 3/10/2010 12:32PM

    I think so too! Grilled bananas made the whole kitchen smell so good!

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AUBREYINGMAN 3/10/2010 12:33AM

    The bananas smelled good when you where grilling them.

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STMUELLER 3/9/2010 8:18PM

    Yummy yummy, but very little protein to keep you full, try sprinkling on almond slivers (or crushed nut of choice) or peanut butter spread on the warm bread. Yummy and heartier!!!

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