PB Banana Oreo Snack

 

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When I’m at school, the dining hall always gives out little snack packs of oreos. I used to love oreos, until I found out what was really in the cream filling. Yuck.

 

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I made this snack and put it in my little mini freezer. Great for a quick snack, and maybe for an easy dessert at your Memorial Day Weekend bbq!

I hate eating bananas that aren’t frozen. The texture of a regular banana just bothers me from some reason. A frozen banana, on the other hand, is one of my favorite fruits. Maybe because it tastes like ice cream.

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Naked oreos!

PB Banana Oreo Snack

Oreos

Peanut Butter

Banana

Separate the oreo-make sure you don’t crack the cookie! Scrape off the filling and discard. Spread a little peanut butter on both cookies. Put a thin slice of banana on one side and sandwich together with the other cookie. Continue with the rest of the cookies. Freeze overnight.

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Healthy French Onion Dip

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Happy Monday! It is snowing like crazy so I have another snow day today- woot woot!

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After walking to the gym this morning I looked like the abominable snow man πŸ˜›

This year, the Super Bowl was hosted by the wonderful Garden State. #SuperJersey! There’s something funny about Super Bowl Sunday- even if you don’t watch football at all, you’ll take time out to watch the big game. Maybe it’s for the commercials, opportunity to spend time with friends, or the half time show. Or because you actually like watching football (yeah, right). For me, it’s the food!!!

Although I love to eat healthy, the truth is that I love eating any food in general. That includes junk food! And we all know that Super Bowl Sunday is notorious for junk food. Didn’t you know that Super Bowl is actually short for Super Bowl-full-of-junk-food Sunday?

Fortunately, Super Bowl food does not have to be unhealthy. The best part about cooking is that you decide what goes into your food! There are many ways to get the taste that you want without putting your health at risk.

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I love love love french onion dip with potato chips- absolutely one of my guilty pleasures. I consider it a junk food/ Super Bowl staple. If you make french onion dip with sour cream and mix, it’s really unhealthy! So here is an alternate version with yogurt- I meant to post this way before Super Bowl but of course you can make this any time! It’s so healthy that I made it for breakfast, and I swear that it tastes just like the real thing!

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Healthy French Onion Dip

Serves 2-3 people

One container of plain Chobani greek yogurt

Two teaspoons olive oil

About half of a small red onion, diced

Salt and Pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate overnight in a covered container for extra thickness. Serve with whole wheat crackers, rice crackers, veggies like carrot sticks, sliced peppers, or celery, or potato chips.

If you enjoyed this recipe, share with a friend!

Healthy “Ice Cream” Sandwiches

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I’ve been so busy the last few days and now I’m just dead tired! Β Unfortunately for some reason I can’t sleep, but on the bright side, I can brainstorm more recipe and food ideas. Here’s what I came up with- healthy “ice cream” sandwiches! Even with the cold weather I still love cold desserts. Any time is the right time for ice cream!

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I went on a five mile run the other day and ate a few of these for my post run snack. They are high in protein, potassium and energy. A perfect dessert for breakfast!

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I did try making one with a rice cake. It didn’t come out quite right because the rice cake gets soggy in the freezer.

 

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Healthy “Ice Cream” Sandwiches, peanut butter flavor

Makes 8 sandwiches

Two bananas, sliced into rounds 1/4 inch thick

One container of vanilla greek yogurt, I prefer Chobani

Two tbsp unsalted creamy Trader Joe’s peanut butter

4 full size graham crackers, break into squares

Optional- chopped peanuts, for edges

Combine yogurt and peanut butter. You can mix the two in the yogurt cup. Spread a generous amount on one side of a graham cracker square. Top with four banana slices. Spread a little more of the yogurt-peanut butter mix on another graham cracker and place on top of banana slices to form a sandwich. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients. Put chopped peanuts on a flat dish and roll sides of the sandwiches in the nuts, coating the sides evenly. If you have whole peanuts you can use a blender to chop them.

I recommend freezing all sandwiches in one layer instead of piling them on top of each other. Freeze overnight, and enjoy!

Variations:

Use Nutella Fruit Dip yogurt mix or mix in any of your other favorite spreads- strawberry jam, apple butter, etc.

Use sprinkles, chocolate pieces, or crumbled oreos for the sides.

If you enjoyed this recipe or have any comments or suggestions, let me know below! πŸ™‚

 

Nutella Fruit Dip

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Welcome to my first recipe post- just one of many to come! I’m starting out with something sweet because who doesn’t like dessert first?

Yesterday my afternoon classes were canceled because of heavy snow. Woooo!!! I watched Despicable Me for the first time with ma roomie, Jaimee. After the movie we had a craving for chocolate fondue. Unfortunately, I did not have a fondue pot or chocolate, but I did have Nutella! And yogurt. So I mixed up a much healthier Nutella fruit dip.

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I love love love Nutella! Who doesn’t? My favorite way to eat it- right out of the container with a big soup spoon, hehehe.

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This dip is a lot healthier than just eating straight up Nutella. Unfortunately heating up the dip doesn’t quite work so it wasn’t exactly like fondue. But it is simple and sweet, and more nutritious than most desserts , especially compared to what you find in the dining hall. It’s high in protein and low in cholestrol and carbs. Make sure to not add too much Nutella because it is high in sugar. Serve with apples, bananas, or any of your favorite fruits. I also added dried fruit and graham crackers.

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*these are a few of my favorite things*

I recommend using plain greek yogurt so that Nutella is the only flavor. Unfortunately I only had vanilla, which also tasted good. I just added less Nutella so that it wasn’t too sweet.

I made a large batch so I had some leftover. If you put it in the fridge overnight it thickens. Great for a snack any time of day!

Nutella Fruit Dip

Serving size: two

1/2 container OR a little more than 1/2 a cup of plain Chobani yogurt (or any plain greek yogurt)

2* generous spoonfuls of Nutella, with a teaspoon

Mix well! Enjoy with fresh or dried fruit, graham crackers, rice crackers, or whatever you like to dip!

Notes:

*This is the “formula” that I suggest but of course you can add more or less Nutella depending on how sweet you want it.

Notice how I don’t used traditional measuring sizes. You most likely won’t be carrying a measuring cup set around with you so it’s a lot easier to measure it this way!

How do you like eating your Nutella? Do you have any suggestions for easy, healthy dessert dips? Let me know below!!!