Friday, April 8, 2011

Sides: Nut Butter, Bran & Banana

I adore banana & peanut butter. Adore it! I love it in sandwiches, but it makes a great snack too. To make this a side in a lunch box, I put peanut butter in a small container with a spoon and banana, and detailed (just kidding) instructions on adding a scoop of nut butter per each banana-bite. I also added All~Bran Bran Buds which not only adds a crunch (if it were only about the crunch, crunchy peanut butter would do) but fiber!

My 19 year old son always heads the opposite direction when he finds food in my kitchen that brags about being high in fiber.

But fiber is so good! It helps for more reasons than what many (my 19 year old son) think. Fiber can help our lunch box carriers feel full longer (which might help them focus in school better), fiber helps keep blood sugar levels in check, fiber helps with cholesterol, can help prevent cancer and gallstones and kidney stones and can help prevent diverticular disease.

Here is the simple, nutritious and delicious lowdown-

Nut Butter, Bran & Banana
  • 1 banana
  • 1 T.  Nutter Butter, I used peanut butter with real maple syrup
  • 1 heaping teaspoon All~Bran Bran Buds
Add tablespoon nut butter to a small container. Pour Bran Buds on top and cover with lid. Send in lunch box with spoon, banana and instructions.

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