Banana Roll-Up

With lots of whole grains and peanut-buttery deliciousness, you really can’t go wrong with this banana roll-up. I just love the peanut-butter and banana combo… I realized this is my fourth post in which this pair comes together though. Oops. I just can’t help myself I guess! But anyways, while the roll-up isn’t necessarily low in calories, the healthy fats, fiber and protein make it very filling and will keep you going for a long time! And of course you can eat just half of one which is only 300 calories. It would make a¬†great breakfast or lunch, and half of one makes the perfect pre- or post-workout snack as well. I used to have these at track meets during high school, and after a race I always looked forward to them. Hope you enjoy!

Banana Roll-Up

Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 8″ inch whole-wheat tortilla
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 medium banana

Directions

  1. Spread the peanut butter on the tortilla.
  2. Sprinkle with oats and drizzle with honey
  3. Place the banana in the middle and roll it up!

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 roll-up
  • Calories: 600
  • Fat: 23g
  • Sodium: 575mg
  • Carbohydrates: 87g
  • Sugar: 26g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Protein: 17g
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Sweet Potato Fries

Not only are these better for you because they’re baked, not fried, but they also contain a boatload of vitamin A! Vitamin A is great for your eyes and even helps you maintain healthy skin by protecting it from sunlight! The added spice make these super flavorful and they’ll make a great side to a simple dinner. Easy to make and great for you, please enjoy ūüôā

 

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  2. Peel the potatoes if you like, then cut into strips.
  3. Toss with remaining  ingredients.
  4. Bake on a roasting pan for 30-40 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 115
  • Fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 620mg
  • Potassium: 220mg
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 1g

Thai Peanut Pasta

In this dish, you get healthy fat from the peanut butter, a full serving of vegetables, and whole grain from the soba noodles, which are made with buckwheat! Although there are quite a few ingredients, they add loads of flavor and the dish still doesn’t take that long to make! (I’m also working on my picture-taking skills, I hope they’re improving :)).


Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 8 – 10oz soba noodles
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. red curry paste
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. Cook the broccoli for 5 minutes, drain and set aside.
  3. Using the same pot of boiling water, cook the soba noodles according to package directions. Drain.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the peanut butter, oil, curry paste, soy sauce, honey, lime juice, ginger, garlic and pepper in a separate bowl.
  5. Mix together the noodles, sauce, broccoli, carrots, and red pepper.
  6. Garnish with green onions and eat!

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 365
  • Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 470mg
  • Potassium: 255mg
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 13g

*Recipe adapted from The Recipe Critic, at http://therecipecritic.com/2015/01/peanut-ginger-noodles/.