Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sick Armadillo Creates Masterpiece!

Sniffle, sneeze, cough, whimper, whine. repeat. I'm not feeling so hot. Today's my THIRD day this week missing school. I can hear the truancy people knocking at my door now. All the Theraflu and hot tea in the world couldn't help me and I don't know why. Meh.

So maybe you've heard of a peanut butter and banana sandwich (PBB). Such a great combo! But have you ever heard of a peanut butter and banana enchilada? No? You have now. A hot gooey banana cocooned in a soft tortilla drizzled (or drenched) with peanut butter sauce on top. Sound delicious? You bet.

Peanut Butter & Banana Enchilada

  • .5-1 banana
  • 1 wrap/ tortilla
  • 2 tbsp PBU
  • cinnamon to taste

Put the banana on the tortilla and microwave for 45 seconds- 1 min. Liberally sprinkle with cinnamon and fold like a burrito. Drizzle the peanut sauce on top and devour!

I feel like in the last few months, I have educated myself and have grown a lot wiser in health. I know that calories are not everything. There are a lot of foods that are high in calories that are so good for you. And just because it's low calorie, doesn't mean it's good for you- at all. Sure, those 100 calorie snacks are handy dandy, and meal replacement bars and shakes are convenient, but those things don't give you the nutrients your body needs! My sister and I were in the store the other day and she was looking for some rice. I asked her to get brown rice. She came back at me saying that it "takes to long to cook" and has more calories than white rice. MORE CALORIES! My heart almost broke when I remember telling her that. That's when I was absorbed in calories and nit picking every box in our house comparing everything to see which has the least amount of calories. NO NO NO! Brown rice is good for you! White rice isn't even comparable. :( Whyyy?!

I've also accepted that fat is your friend. Your body needs fat and you're not doing yourself a favor by buying low fat anything. Saturated fat gets a bad rep (oh, butter) but it's nothing to fear, I promise! Everything in moderation. The only fat I still stray away from is trans fat. That's bad fat, for sure. Eat more peanut butter! Put that little dab of butter on your potatoes! Just don't go overboard and end up consuming half a stick of butter a day. Enjoy what you eat, and don't worry so much about calories and fat. It's bad for your mental health, and you'll get to the point where you don't even enjoy eating anymore. I've been there, and I don't want to go back.

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