Big Banana

Get your mind out of the gutter.  This blog post is actually about a literal banana.  I bought bananas today and they are double the size a banana should be.  And here is the problem I have with that.  I’m trying to eat healthier and watch my calorie intake and I am positive these are no 80-calorie bananas.  But a banana is not the type of fruit you can save for later.  So I either wind up eating the whole thing or composting half of it.
Why does everything we eat in this country seem to get larger and larger?  Are there people out there who really want bananas twice the size?  When I cut it up to put in my cereal, I basically have a bowl of banana.  If I eat it with peanut butter I get double the peanut butter.  Sometimes bigger isn’t better.

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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.


  1. Jovita May 23, 2012 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    So true! you can slice, wrap and freeze 1/2 of your banana. use it later for smoothies. frozen bananas tend to get sweeter so your smoothie will be extra delish!

  2. Maggie Downie May 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Jovita–that’s actually a great idea!

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