Healthy Gal Has Gone BANANAS!!

October 29, 2010

Banana Bites!

Healthy Gal has gone BANANAS (literally) and wants to share another frugally healthy tip with you for the Healthy Gal Series!

Did you know that bananas are a natural energy booster…yep, well they are! So, drop those $2.00 Red Bull Energy Drinks and go for a $.10 banana instead. That’s definitely frugal, right? That’s about a 90% savings…when else would you deny a 90% savings? Hmmm….. I’m guessing NEVER! I want to share a few interesting banana facts with you:

  • Bananas are a good source of vitamins A, B, and C!
  • Bananas are high in fiber making them an ideal remedy for constipation and an alternative to chemical laxatives.
  • Bananas are a natural source of potassium which helps to keep the body fluids and electrolyte balance in body cells and helps in regulating blood pressure.
  • Banana is a rich source of iron making it helpful for those with anemia.

So, I have a frugal healthy alternative to traiditional deserts. It’s actually a very simple idea. When I was pregnant with my son I couldn’t get enough sweets (maybe that’s why he is so sweet) I decided I didn’t want to gain 60 lbs. like I did with my daughter, so I decided to slice bananas up and freeze them. I remember laying in bed at night watching TV and sucking on my banana bites. They have a nice texture and dissolve nicely in your mouth. All you do is slice them up and lay them on a tray or plate in your freezer until they are hard. Scoop them in a bag and wa-la…your done!

         

The Bottom Line:

Bananas have about 72 calories and 0 grams of fat compared to a standard 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream that has 140 calories and 7 grams of fat! That’s half the amount of calories and 100% less fat!

  • Before you throw that banana peel away, here is another tip I learned from a friend of mine: Instead of using insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

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Go BANANAS…I dare you!

~Healthy Gal~

*Disclaimer: Never start a new exercise/diet regimen without consulting your Dr. first.
*Copywright: This is an original series developed and written by Coupon Gal.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jaycie October 30, 2010 at 8:17 am

I’ll go bananas with you! Love the idea of banana bites. I’ll have to make some of these up over the weekend to see what the kids think.

Thanks, Healthy Gal! :)

~Jaycie

2 JuLinda Deither October 29, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Banana peels are good also for helping get rid of warts. Just rub the peel on the wart once a day.

Bananas are good for psorasis. You can make a facial cream from them. Or just rub the peel on the affected area.

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