After hauling giant electronics across the store, battling other moms for the last Lalaloopsy Doll (did you win?), and standing in checkout lines, you're probably pretty darn exhausted. And hungry. And it's not even noon yet! Geezus, who says holiday shopping isn't a sport?
It's time for lunch, but you swore after Thursday's giant meal that you're going to go on a diet, at least until Christmas, so fast food isn't an option. And those places in the mall food court are so overpriced.
One option is to go old-school and brown bag it. And though it may be cold outside, you still may not want to have cold meat sitting in your car. A terrific option is this grown-up version of the classic PB sandwich from Cooking Light: a peanut butter-banana spiral.
1/3 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 ripe bananas, sliced
4 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
2 tablespoons honey-crunch wheat germ
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Spread about 3 tablespoons peanut butter mixture over each tortilla, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Arrange about 1/3 cup banana slices in a single layer over peanut butter mixture. Combine wheat germ and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over banana slices. Roll up. Slice each roll into 6 pieces.
It's super healthy, and packed with protein, which helps you regain that energy before you head back into the war zone.
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