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.

The healthiest mug cake ever- really!!!

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I’M BACK!!! Helloooooo lovelies! I’ve missed y’all this past semester 😦 It was a crazy semester for me so unfortunately I was not able to post anything. But now I am!!! I’m finally done with school- it’s happy and sad at the same time. I can’t believe one school year has gone so fast! But I’m so pumped to be able to keep up my blog this summer. A bunch of you have pinned my site on pinterest, and I can’t thank you enough for the support! ❀

Ok on another note- today is my bday!!!! WOOOO!!!!

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hahahaha I love this meme πŸ™‚

 

What better way to celebrate than with cake? Of course it is a healthy cake. Cuz I gotta get my summer beach bod goin and all. (LOL)

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I always thought these honey bears were so cute

 

As you probably know, there are a billion and one recipes for mug cake. In my opinion, mug cake is awesome because I’m lazy and I get cravings. And I need them satisfied yesterday. But anyway, my mug cake is the best hands down- because it tastes good and its super duper healthy too!

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some key ingredients

 

That’s because it’s a black bean mug cake!!! I know what you’re thinking- gross! But it’s not- trust me.

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Beans, beans, they’re good for you heart…

 

There’s all kinds of healthy ingredients in this cake though. And I guarantee that you can make it in your dorm room, it’s sooo easy.

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Looks like real cake to me!

 

Best Ever Super Duper Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake

1/4 cup black beans from a can

2 tbsp. quick oats*

1 tbsp. olive oil (makes the cake dense)

1 tbsp. milk (or soy milk, almond milk, what ever milk you want!)

1/2 tbsp. honey (you could also use maple syrup)

1 and 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder or mildly sweet hot chocolate mix

Chocolate chips, peanut butter, nuts, dried fruit, optional

Yogurt, fresh fruit, ice cream topping optional

 

Using a large mug, like a soup mug, microwave the beans for one minute. Then mash well with a fork- really make sure they’re as smooth as possible. If you have a blender in your room than you can use that too. When you’re done, add all of the the ingredients. Mix well, and microwave for one minute. Voila!!! Awesome mug cake!

*If you only have regular oats but you have a blender, you can grind the oats in the blender. It should have the consistency of flour.

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!!!