|Healthy Banana Split|
Here is the happy result. A unique version of a Banana Split that is actually healthy for you since it replaces ice cream with cottage cheese. I know that sounds boring, but hang with me, I promise it is worth it.
I gotta say, due to the texture, trying to get J to eat cottage cheese is a challenge - so, I sweetened it up a bit with some honey. I topped the banana & cottage cheese with thinned out strawberry jam for the 'sauce', walnuts bits, a sprinkle of flax seeds & my fresh berries. One word, YUM!
Presentation is everything, especially with a Banana Split. It is amazing that you can change how you assemble a dish & the whole mood of the food changes. This went from a boring bowl of cottage cheese & fruit to a Banana Split - just by the way it was presented. I had to improvise the bowl, but the end result had J begging to eat it - for breakfast & he wanted it again for dessert. I agree with him, we should eat this often for dessert. It certainly is healthier for you & it satisfies the 'dessert monster' the lurks around the kitchen table after the dinner dishes have been put in the sink, plus J enjoys assembling his own Dessert Banana Split. Good for you, fun to make & fun to eat. That's the Holy Grail as far a getting kids to eat is concerned. And I think it really is tasty/pretty enough for guests of any age, what ever time of day you decide to serve it.
As a matter of fact, it is breakfast time right now. Excuse my while I go have a Banana Split for breakfast. That sounds like such a kid thing to say... care to join me?