Break the fast: Make it quick and with "appeel"

Growing up, I was not a big fan of breakfast. I would skip breakfast, make all kinds of excuses as to why I couldn’t eat breakfast, or grab something like a candy bar. I still am not a big fan of traditional breakfasts, but I know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and my body needs a healthy breakfast in order for me to function and not feel sluggish.
I have learned over the years that I don’t have to eat a traditional breakfast of bacon and eggs in the morning, and I certainly don’t want to spend an hour in front of the stove before I go to work. What I do eat at least two mornings during the week is a simple peanut butter and banana sandwich. I can fix it and eat on the run with it. It is delicious, healthy, and not messy. If you don’t like bananas, you can choose a fruit that you do like.  Peanut butter goes great with just about any fruit like apples and pears.
Here is my recipe:

  • 1⁄2 banana peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 2 slices of whole-wheat or multigrain bread

Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your ingredients and put them on a clean counter.

  1. sliced bananaUse a dinner knife to spread most of the peanut butter on one slice of bread and a little bit on the other slice.
  2. Arrange the banana slices over the peanut butter on one slice and top with the other slice (peanut butter side down).
  3. Cut the sandwich in half and serve right away.

This is a delicious, healthy and fast breakfast food. Enjoy!

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