Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nutritious And Refreshing Breakfast Banana Split


Our first Meatless Monday was a little comical and you can see that story and recipe in my Rhode Island Johnny Cakes And Sweet Maple Brussels Sprouts post. Last night we didn't make anything special, we just had leftover Rotelle, or wagon wheels as we like to call them, with marinara, tuna, and black olives.  I wasn't sure if tuna should be considered meat. After giving the mission of Meatless Monday some thought, particularly about reducing our carbon footprint relative to meat consumption, I think fish should fall within the definition of animals here.  But for last night, at least, it was a leftover dish and I wasn't buying more fish or meat.


Here's a recipe for a refreshing breakfast, lunch, or snack idea that we had last week. More of our Meatless Monday recipes, like Cauliflower Spinach Lasagne and Rotini with Zucchini and Parsley Walnut Pesto to come soon!

Breakfast Banana Splits
We actually had these for an after school snack. My daughter loves to snack on cottage cheese so I thought she'd really enjoy this and she did. My son wasn't crazy about it. If you're lactose intolerant like me, use lactose-free cottage cheese and enjoy a calcium packed snack without the side effects.


Clean Eating Recipe: 4 medium bananas, 2 cups 1% cottage cheese, 6 tbsp all-fruit strawberry jam, 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped, 1/8 ts sea salt.

Method (reworded)
For 4 servings: peel and halve a banana and place in a shallow dish or bowl and scoop a half cup of cottage cheese on top, then drop 1 1/2 tablespoons of jam. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of peanuts all around and a pinch of salt. Do the same with the remaining 3 bananas.

My changes:
I altered the recipe a little and used fresh strawberries with honey instead of jam. I placed sliced strawberries in a bowl and mixed in some honey and let it sit while I got the bananas and other ingredients ready. Then I put some of the strawberries over only half a banana, used a little less cheese and excluded the salt (I think the cottage cheese is salty enough). I used all organic ingredients and unsalted peanuts.

This recipe is in Clean Eating's March 2011 so it's not available on the website yet.

Enjoy!

18 comments:

  1. Wonderful, healthy treat! It looks so refreshing.
    And I love the idea of a meatless Monday. Sometimes we forget that meat doesn't have to be a part of every dinner. I'm looking forward to your Meatless Monday recipes for interesting ideas on serving meatless dinners. :)

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  2. Thanks Jayne! Yes, it's refreshing, and can be made so many ways with other fruit, jams or even yogurt. I'm happy to finally start sharing my Meatless Monday ideas!

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  3. Well, if that isn't a wonderful twist on a banana split. So nourishing too!!! I'm so bad at meatless monday events. I think it's because I never know what day of the week it is!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Lin Ann...

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  4. I know what you mean, Louise! It often sneaks up on me. Last week, again, I was caught by surprise but happened to see that recipe on Monday and happened to have the ingredients on hand. So voila! I guess it doesn't matter what day of the week we cut out meat, as long as we do it'll help.

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  5. That looks really interesting actually, what a nutritious treat for an after school snack!

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  6. My daughters love bananas and strawberries, and I'm sure they will love this! Such a delightful and healthy treat!

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  7. Thanks Raven and Tina! I think we'll be making this alot and in many different ways. A good way to use up those fresh fruits!

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  8. Ohh this sounds divine! Love all the ingr. which makes it more delicious!!!

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  9. Healthy snack !! Will make this... Love the picture..

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  10. Delicious snack... I love that you included jam and cottage cheese.. very tasty!

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  11. That is so cool! I completely love this recipe. I think I have all of the indgredients except the fruit spread. Time to go shopping!

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  12. This sounds much more interesting than banana with whipped cream and chocolate :)

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  13. Thanks everyone! We love it, well three out of the four us, and we always have cottage cheese on hand and lots of fruit so why not make it look fun!

    Angela, that's what I said and thought too when I saw it in Clean Eating magazine!

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  14. Wonderful! I love fruit. This recipe, I really like it. Dear Lin. The Translator could be found in my blog.. This is above my profile. I looking forward to hearing from you.

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  15. i must have missed this post, I love cottage cheese and it looks so good set up this way! I bet my girls at school would love it!
    Dennis

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  16. I hope the girls love it too. Thanks for stopping by, Dennis!

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  17. This sounds yummy and healthy too. I think my daughter will like this.

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