Banana Splits For Dinner?

This post includes mention of a sample provided by Blue Bunny. I was provided with a sample and small gift to participate in a Klout campaign; however, all opinions and decision to have banana splits for dinner are 100% my own. 

There is nothing like aiming to win the Coolest Mom and Wife of the Year award. If you’re trying, you might as well stop ’cause I hands-down have it. Surely Greg thought I was off my rocker when I called home and asked him to set out the ice cream tub before dinner, but too bad.

You see, we’ve been grilling out all week and I needed a break. (Who knew grilling could exhaust one so much?) I was supposed to check out Blue Bunny’s Sweet Freedom Ice Cream line and had spent the day providing my co-workers with fruit trivia, so it seemed like the perfect night to have banana splits for dinner.

When I went to my local grocery store, I couldn’t find the Blue Bunny tub, but I did score a box of 110-calorie “Ice Cream Lite” bars that I decided to try. Eating healthy doesn’t always have to be “funky”. Figuring I could peel one off the stick and plop it in my dinner, I grabbed the box and headed home to the waiting family. (Disclosure–they ate from a tub of regular ice cream because a) the kids wanted pink ice cream and b) Greg wasn’t about to go all healthy with his ice cream, see photobelow. I was the only one to give this bar a try, tonight anyhow.)

Arianna definitely thought I was off my rocker, but she was excited to help make and then eat her ‘nana split.

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Evan wasn’t really sure about the whole thing, but he hasn’t been eating much lately anyways.

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And Greg? I’d say he enjoyed himself very much.

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Me, I put a banana plus a Ice Cream Lite bar in a bowl and added in some almonds, high protein granola, strawberries, dark chocolate, coconut oil, and some fat free whipped cream. Maybe I went a ‘lil overboard, but I have to say it was deliciously worth it. Plus, it was a nice, easy “meal” with not much clean up or effort, leaving me with extra time to enjoy the yard (which I’ll have to share photos with you soon).

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If you are hankering for a nice ice cream treat, give Blue Bunny’s Sweet Freedom novelties a try–they have plenty of healthier choices, too.

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