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Keep fresh fruit around

Buy fresh fruit and keep it in stock and in sight. I keep apples and bananas on the counter, and fresh berries and such at eye level in the fridge. Chances are, if it is in sight, you'll eat it.

- Submitted by GRACIEGIRL93 5/4/2013 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Going Bananas

When bananas are on sale or on the reduced produce shelf....I buy them! Peel them, cut them into smaller chunks and freeze....perfect for smoothies.

Use half of a mashed ripe banana to replace an egg in recipes like muffins...as long as you don't mind a little banana taste (use a little baking powder).

I have also used banana to replace oil in certain recipes...like you use applesauce. Go Bananas!!. emoticon

- Submitted by JACEYLEE 5/25/2012 in Saving Money | 2 Comments
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2 New Uses for Bananas

Gardening Uses:
#1 Deter aphids: Are aphids attacking your rosebushes or other plants? Bury dried or cut-up banana peels an inch or two deep around the base of the aphid-prone plants, soon they'll be gone Don't use whole peels or the bananas themselves; they are viewed as tasty treats by squirrels, rabbits, etc., which will just dig them up. #2 Add to compost pile: With high contents of potassium and phosphorus, whole bananas and peels are welcome additions to any compost pile - particularly in

- Submitted by POPEYETHETURTLE 1/17/2011 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Banana- a superfood

Keep bananas handy in the house or in your lunch box in case of hunger as it is one of nature's superfoods
Have a look at this link and see why!

http://www.suesh
ealthcenter.com/blog/ban
anas-super-man-fruit/

- Submitted by NEW-CAZ 1/14/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Keeping Bananas Fresh

Being Diabetic and watching carbs, I don't eat a whole banana. I eat half of one...When you buy bananas, take each one off the bunch so they are all separate. They last MUCH longer ! ! ! I cut one in half, eat half and put the other half (with peel on) in a sandwich bag, push the air out and store in the frig. They don't turn brown if in a plastic bag. If they do, just the tip will. Just cut it off...Enjoy

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 12/3/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 7 Comments
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Get Rid Of Fruit Flies Naturally - Glass Jar, Paper, Fruit, & Vinegar Needed

Place piece(s) of fruit-melon/banana/etc-at the bottom of glass jar. Create a cone out of paper, balance on rim of jar so the opening at the pointy end is just big enough that a fruit fly can get through & does not touch the fruit at bottom of jar. (See more info for rest)

- Submitted by SAVANNAHJESSICA 6/22/2010 in Around The House | 5 Comments
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Using bananas in recipes

If you have to mash bananas for a recipe such as banana bread or muffins, a potato masher is a quick and easy way to do it.

- Submitted by MOM2ACAT 6/5/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Healthier Alternative to Ice Cream is Frozen Peanut Butter

Recently saw on Dr. Oz that he recommends frozen peanut butter as a healthier alternative to ice cream.

I have also heard that mashing/blending frozen bananas is also a good "base" for making flavored ice cream without the fat.

- Submitted by MALUQUINA 5/16/2010 in Healthy Eating | 6 Comments
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