Have I ever mentioned how easily influenced I am by things I see on TV? Usually it has to do with food. I've watched the new MTV reality show, Newport Harbor a couple of times, and on one of the episodes I saw the main girls go to a little dessert shop where they ate frozen bananas. So what became my newest food obsession? Frozen bananas.
I don't even think it's a conscious thing. I think somewhere in the recesses (is that a word?) of my mind I decided that I must have a frozen banana. So, I bought a lot of bananas last week. I bought more than usual because they were on sale (my bargain shopping addiction is another post altogether!) So when the bananas started to get over ripe, I thought, I should really make frozen bananas.
And I did. And I ate one. And they were good.
What you do is you take over ripe bananas, peel them, stick popsicle sticks in them, put them on a wax lined sheet pan, and put them in the freezer for an hour. Then you melt in a double broiler (you could probably do this in the microwave too) 1/2 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips, and one tablespoon butter. When the chocolate mixture started to melt I added milk (maybe 1/4 cup, I had whole milk in the fridge that my kids drink, I don't know if it would work with skim, but you could try it). Stir it until you get it to the right consistency and then dip your bananas. We then added sprinkles and peanuts. Then put them back in the freezer for about another hour or so. I was surprised how good these were.
Did I just do a post on dieting? Aren't bananas healthy? And I only had one, and I've still been doing the treadmill.
Really this sort of thing is pretty much a weekly habit at our house. I see something that looks good on TV, and have to try it at home. That's why watching the food network is so dangerous for me. But I like to live on the edge folks.
While on the subject of food, I wanted to highly recommend a new pancake mix I tried. It's a Multigrain pancake mix from Trader Joes, and it is so good. Honestly once you've tried these you'll never buy Bisquick again. They taste homemade, and I'm imagining are much healthier than their competitors. The best thing is that my kids even liked them. See I'm trying to be healthy!
I think I should start watching exercise shows and see how that influences me...