Wednesday, February 15, 2012

V Day Recap + A Recipe

Disclaimer: If you're reading this and you're in the Fit Club, you miiight want to skip this post. Or, if you won't judge and agree that nobody gains weight on Valentine's Day, then read away!

Now I've had some pretty great Valentine's Days in my time, but I have to say that this year's takes the prize for Best Valentine's Day so far. There's nothing like spending the night with good friends, great food and of course, wine. Lots of it. 

Oh, and can't forget turning Teen Mom 2 into a drinking game. What, your Valentine's Day didn't include that? 

Tostido Bowls
Egg Rolls and Garlic Bread
Brownie Cheesecake Cups and Cinnamon-Spiced Bananas

And what kind of blogger friend would I be if I didn't share the ahhhmazing Cinnamon-Spiced Bananas recipe that I used. A horrible one, that's what kind. So because I'm not a terrible blogger friend, here it is:

Cinnamon-Spiced Bananas


3 large bananas, sliced
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup reduced-fat vanilla ice cream


1. Place bananas in a small microwave-safe bowl. Top with brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon; dot with butter. 

2. Cover and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is melted, stirring once. Spoon banana mixture into bowls; top with ice cream. Serve immediately.

Per serving (1/2 cup banana mixture with 1/4 cup ice cream, recipe yields 4):

211 Calories
5g Fat
16mg Cholesterol
50mg Sodium
42g Carbohydrate
3g Fiber
3g Protein

Not too bad for a dessert, and it was seriously deeeelicious. I highly recommend it the next time you're making dessert and want to keep it on the lighter side. 

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day, too! Thanks for being the best Blogger friends a girl could ask for :)

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