Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Once upon a time, I was allergic to bananas. And then one day, I wasn't anymore. True story.

Since we're on the topic of allergies, you should know that I also used to be allergic to mangoes. And then one day, I wasn't anymore. Coincidentally, I found out on the same day that I was no longer allergic to bananas and mangoes.

Best day ever.

Actually, this best day ever could have potentially been the worst day ever, because I had eaten an entire bowl of mango slices. But that's not important.

Side note: I am still allergic to peanut butter.

Now that you are caught up on my life story, I will now catch you up on some of my eatin'.

Late night snack:

Chopped banana topped with SunButter and lots of cinnamon! And some blueberries.
Quick energy snack! Probably not the best before sleeping, but this would be nice before a workout.

Pasta (whole wheat, of course):

Let us discuss homemade pasta sauce. It is so easy, and it has a lot less sugar/unnecessary ingredients than jar pasta sauce. 

  • olive oil
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (no salt added is best!)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • veggies of choice (spinach, mushrooms, olives)
  • oregano, salt, pepper

Saute garlic, spinach, and mushrooms in olive oil.

Add the diced tomatoes. Stir.

Add the olives and seasonings.

So easy, and so much healthier!

And I assure you, it is just as tasty.

This evening, I ate some of this:

I then proceeded to lose the feeling in my mouth completely/sweat profusely/drain all possible sinuses/look for something cold, creamy, and sweet to eat.

1 frozen banana + 1/2 cup milk + 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
Bananas to the rescue! If only this picture could capture how tasty this ice cream/milkshake combo was. (Seriously, blended frozen bananas really taste like ice cream).

FYI, bananas contain: 
  • Tryptophan (converts to serotonin, thus makes you feel happier)
  • High potassium + low salt (helps to lower blood pressure; potassium also helps increase oxygen to the brain and deal with stressful situations!)
  • High fiber 
  • Vitamin B6 (helps to regulate blood glucose levels)
  • Prebiotics (improves absorption of nutrients)

So what are you waiting for?! :)


A Busy Nest said...

I found some great healthy recipes on your blog. Thanks!

Tulika said...

Hi! Thanks--I'm so glad to hear that!

Anonymous said...

OH GIRL im SO glad you are not allergic to nanners no more! they are a STAPLE in my diet!!

Tulika said...

Trust me, I am so glad too!! Us foodies really need our bananas, right? :)

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