Banana in a Blanket
1 (6-inch) whole wheat tortilla
1 tablespoon reduced-fat smooth peanut butter
1 medium banana
1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
1 tablespoon crunchy, nutty nugget cereal
Lay tortilla on a plate. Spread peanut butter evenly on the tortilla. Sprinkle cereal over peanut butter.
Peel and place banana on the tortilla and roll the tortilla. Drizzle maple syrup or honey on top.
Garnish with more cereal on top.
Nutrition: 303 calories, 6.4 total fat grams, 1.2 grams saturated fat, 9 grams protein, 63 grams carbohydrates, 7 grams dietary fiber, 306 mg sodium.
Source: Produce for Better Health Foundation by Chef Mark Goodwin.
Bookworm Apple Bark
1 Granny Smith Apple
1 tablespoon peanut butter
2 1/2 tablespoons golden or black raisins
1 1/2 tablespoons dried sweetened cranberries
1 small bunch of fresh chives or fresh parsley (optional plate garnish)
Cut apple into four quarters, starting at the stem. Remove the core by cutting away to leave a flat surface on the apple quarter. Be careful not to cut too much of the edible portion of the apple away.
Drop and slightly spread the peanut butter on apple quarters.
Mix together the raisins and dried cranberries then sprinkle on peanut butter. Cut chives into 1-inch pieces and garnish.
Nutrition 272 calories, 8.1 total fat grams, 1.5 grams saturated fat, 5 grams protein, 50 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams dietary fiber, 79 mg sodium.
Source: Produce for Better Health Foundation by Chef Mark Goodwin
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