When you need a little energy before a workout| a banana is one of the best choices since it’s quick and easy to digest. But you can’t exactly keep bananas lying around your car| desk| or in your gym bag ¡ª that’s a mushy disaster just waiting to happen. And while you could easily pick up a bag of banana chips| since most store-bought brands are coated with sugar| they’re not the healthiest choice.
With some quick prep and a few hours on a lazy afternoon at home| you can make your own banana chips to save on dough and added sugars. These irresistible sweet little gems are seasoned with cinnamon to satisfy sugar cravings| and the addictive chewiness might have you devouring the entire batch. But don’t worry ¡ª half a batch is under 150 calories. And because they offer 4.2 grams of fiber| they’ll make a great snack if you’re watching your weight.
My suggestion is to bake a double batch| so you actually have some left to put in your gym bag| purse| or desk drawer. They’re a great way to use up ripe bananas (instead of baking yet another loaf of banana bread)| and the warm oven will keep you toasty warm if it’s bitterly cold outside your door.
4 medium ripe bananas (or 3 large)3 tablespoons orange juice (or juice from 1 large lemon)Cinnamon