This is a great and easy recipe that kids may even like. Try substituting greek yogurt if they don’t like cottage cheese. It includes a fruit and dairy serving and is packed with protein.
Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
4 medium bananas
2 cups 1% cottage cheese
6 tbsp all-fruit strawberry jam
1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
1/8 tsp sea salt
INSTRUCTIONS: Peel and cut each banana in half lengthwise. Place 2 banana halves in a shallow dish or bowl (or a deep traveling container if you’re off to work). Using an ice cream scooper, place 1/2 cup cottage cheese over center of banana and top with 1 1/2 tbsp jam, 1 tbsp peanuts and pinch of salt. Repeat with remaining ingredients to assemble 3 more Breakfast Banana Splits. Serve immediately.
Nutrients per banana split: Calories: 255, Total Fat: 6 g, Sat. Fat: 1.5 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5 g, Carbs: 44 g, Fiber: 4 g, Sugars: 25 g, Protein: 17 g, Sodium: 460 mg, Cholesterol: 4.5 mg
Estelle L. Benoit, RDN, LDN