Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Family Fall Activities: Campfire Banana Splits

Fall is here, but you can still fit one more campfire weekend in with your family and friends before the weather turns for good! Spice up this last weekend with a new campfire treat:

Campfire Banana Splits:

Mini Chocolate Chips
Mini Marshmallows
Cooking Spray

Peel the bananas, 1 for each person. Carefully slice the banana open lengthwise, just enough to stuff with Chocolate Chips and Marshmallows. Wrap in a piece of foil sprayed with cooking spray. Place on the campfire grill or right in the coals, just long enough to melt the chocolate.

Enjoy these beautiful days of fall :)

xoxo, Jana Banana

Bonus: Banana Nutritional Information:
1 medium banana contains 105 calories, about 4600mg of potassium, and only 1mg of sodium.

As an excellent source of potassium, bananas help maintain proper

blood pressure and heart health. In addition, the potassium in bananas will give you a much-needed energy boost while minimize muscle cramping.

Adding a banana to your diet each day can help prevent illnesses such as heart disease, while also preventing a thinning of the bones due to a high-salt diet.

The real standout nutrient found in bananas is vitamin B6, which reduces swelling that can lead to many obesity and diet-related illness that include heart disease, type II diabetes and even obesity. Vitamin B6 protects your body against infection and disease by aiding the production of white blood cells. Bananas also contain 3 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein. So eat a banana today, and know you are using more energy just to digest it!

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