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 operationbeautiful.com/
She always has some amazing recipe she’s come up with (I’m 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 didn’t 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 that’s 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 don’t 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?