19 June 2012

Chocolate Banana Nut Popcorn

It's kind of a big deal anytime you find me in the kitchen and something isn't on fire. Fortunately for me the recipe I concocted today doesn't require any skill of any sort. I got the idea from the Dr. Oz show. He featured some healthy recipes and added dried bananas and walnuts to microwave popcorn. That sounded good so I decided I'd try it. Except I added chocolate and used fresh bananas so now this recipe belongs to me. I think it's pretty self explanatory how to make. Just for shits and giggles though I'll insult your intelligence by condescendingly telling you what to do:

1. Open popcorn and microwave

2. Take popcorn out and let cool

3. Chop up bananas and walnuts

4. Place bananas and walnuts on top of popcorn

5. Drizzle chocolate on

6. Enjoy!

If you like sweet and salty then you'll love this little snack. Or you won't. I really can't speak for your taste buds.

Now that you're already reading this, I also want to share with you a new link up that Shannon and I will be doing together. Once or twice a month we will do a "Fitness  Friday." The idea is to help keep ourselves motivated and journal our progress in our journey to get in better shape. I'm hoping others will join in to keep themselves on track and to support each other as well. You can talk about anything you want to: how you're feeling, work out routine, meal plan, any tips you have for other readers, etc and we will also post questions for you to answer. We're going to try and make this exciting (as exciting as talking about fitness and nutrition can be, anyway) and will switch the questions up each time. If you have any suggestions for the link up then feel free to share them with me. Hope to see you Friday!

Chocolate Banana Nut Popcorn

11 Thoughts :

Stephanie June 19, 2012 at 4:27 PM  

LOL, so your first instruction I thought you were telling us to literally open the microwave, haha!! I would totally need step by step instructions too b/c the kitchen does not like me being in there. It lets me know by sounding the smoke detectors almost every time I try to cook something. Anyway, I love sweet and salty and that snack looks delish!

Shannon June 19, 2012 at 6:35 PM  

omg i just got my ass kicked by jillian michaels (30 day shred) and then came and read this post..i would give my big toe to eat all of that right now!


Denise June 19, 2012 at 7:42 PM  

Oh my lanta! This needs to be in my mouth asap!

Katie June 19, 2012 at 9:14 PM  

YUMMMMMMM! I love bananas on sweet things....now I'm wanting to try it on the salty popcorn!

Shannon June 19, 2012 at 9:49 PM  

When you said you were linking up with a Shannon, I got nervous that you were linking up to me. I just ate half a bag of cheetos tonight. I'm not someone you want to associate with regarding fitness right now. Ha.

Melanie June 20, 2012 at 4:32 AM  

SHUT UP!(in a sweet way of.course.) That looks like heaven... SO buying more bannanas tomorrow & chocolate! YUM. LOVE you for this!!

Life Happens June 20, 2012 at 8:15 AM  

Yummy, I love sweet and salty. And this recipe is easy and has all my favorite ingredients! Win, win!

Krista June 20, 2012 at 9:04 AM  

I'm excited to hear about the linkup. I need some help :)

Savanah June 20, 2012 at 5:29 PM  

man this looks really good and I typically don't like bananas! My fiance' would absolutely love it though!

Venassa June 21, 2012 at 8:11 AM  

I'm a not a big banana fan at all, but if I was I would definitely try this.

I need to get in better shape, but I'm not going to embarrass myself by pretending that I'll get up and do anything about it :p I am oh so lazy.

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Jazz June 21, 2012 at 3:00 PM  

Oh shit that popcorn looks so good. Like, so good. (I actually thank you for providing the instructions, I probably wouldn't have known what to do, I thought you were going to somehow melt the banana and put it inside the popcorn. I seriously over think things.)
I'm so bad in the kitchen. The most I know how to cook is beans on toast. That is all. That's not even cooking! Matt always used to use this thing against me, because when I first learnt how to make beans on toast, I rang him up and asked him what to do with the beans, like do I just throw the tin in the microwave? He never let me live it down. Every time he did something stupid and I harassed him about it, all I would get in reply was - "Jazz, do you put metal in the microwave?" What a dick, seriously, I was a dumb 14 year old, how was I mean to know? Jeesh.
And ooo looking forward to this fitness friday thing! I'm trying to tone up at the moment and it's so hard. My belly is like one giant saggy pancake, so yesterday I went to do 10 situps, I made it to 2 and a half and couldn't carry on. I'm so unfit.