Banana Split With a Healthy Twist


Can you imagine a more kid-pleasing breakfast, snack or dessert? For kids of all ages, there is a twist on the traditional banana split that you need to try. When I needed to use up a ripe banana a few nights ago, I hit the jackpot of delicious, nutritious and fun. Isn’t it funny how impromptu can turn out so well?!

A Banana Split can be Breakfast, Snack or Dessert

For breakfast, this banana split with a healthy twist will do the job. Filling and good for kids’ bodies, it gives energy and focus all morning long. For other options on healthier breakfast choices, check my earlier blog called, Healthy Breakfast Recipes.

For snack, this banana split with a healthy twist is amazing. Get the kids involved making their own snack after you put out the ingredients. It’s so much fun and energizing for the afternoon. No growling tummies.

For dessert, this banana split with a healthy twist is unique. Healthier, yes, as well as full of flavors and textures. On a Friday or less busy weekend evening, feature this fun dessert as a make-your-own treat.

Banana Split with a Healthy Twist Recipe

Serves 2, with 230 calories + 14 grams protein in each serving


  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup non fat or low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced canned fruit in 100% juice
  • 6 grapes cut in half or fourths
  • 1/4 cup oat granola, with or without nuts

Peel the banana and cut in half. Cut each half in half, lengthwise, and put onto a small plate or bowl. Spoon 1/2 cup of cottage cheese into the middle of bananas on each plate. Top each with 1/4 cup diced fruit, 3 cut-up grapes and 2 tablespoons oat granola.

Be Open-Minded to Healthier Options

There is always a way to ‘twist’ a traditional recipe into something just as tasty, yet healthier. Challenge yourself to find the magic and make the ‘twist’ so that your kids and you’re the entire family eat well and stay healthy. My e-books are full of meal plans and healthier recipes for you to own and use as a quick reference – and a reminder to make the ‘twist’ every day!

Will a banana split with a healthy twist fit into your recipe collection?


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