Skinny Banana Split
double boiler, stove
long does it take?
scoops low-fat or fat-free chocolate ice cream or frozen yogurt
scoops low-fat or fat-free vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
cup low-fat or fat-free fudge sauce
cup low-fat or fat-free nondairy whipped topping
teaspoons wheat germ
to make it:
the bottom of a double boiler with 2 inches of water. Bring water to a boil,
and then reduce heat to medium. Place the top pan in the bottom pan of the double
boiler, and pour the fudge sauce into the top pan. Leave the sauce to warm over
medium heat for 10 minutes. Peel banana. Slice lengthwise down the center. Place
each half of banana into its own serving bowl. Top each half with 1 scoop chocolate
and 1 scoop vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt. Pour warm fudge sauce over ice
cream or frozen yogurt, and top with whipped topping, a sprinkle of wheat germ,
and a cherry.
fat-free frozen yogurt, low-fat whipped topping, and low-fat fudge sauce)
374 (10% from fat), Fat: 4 g (saturated fat: 2 g), Vitamin C: 88 mg (175% of
the RDA), Vitamin B12: 1 mg (48% of the RDA), Riboflavin: 1 mg (43% of the RDA),
Vitamin A: 330 IU (41% of the RDA), Vitamin B6: 1 mg (48% of the RDA), Magnesium:
96 mg (34% of the RDA), Calcium: 318 mg (27% of the RDA)
in it for you?
low-fat versions of high-fat junk food is no license to chow with abandon. But
normal portions of foods like low-fat ice cream and low-fat fudge sauce can
be part of a healthy diet. Moderation is the key. Many processed low-fat foods
contain hydrogenated fats, which act like heart-busting saturated fats. Check
the ingredients of your favorites, and try to stay in the hydrogenated-fat-free
use a double boiler? A double boiler is a set of pans that fit one inside the
other. This setup is used when warming sauces and foods that would easily burn
if placed in a pan directly over heat.