This Healthy Breakfast Banana Split has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
Ok, ok, so by “Healthy Breakfast Banana Split”, I really mean a banana split minus the ice cream, the chocolate, the whipped cream, the sprinkles, and the cherry on top, and instead replaced with yogurt, jelly, fresh berries, nuts, and coconut chips. But there’s still a banana … and it’s split in two! And, it’s delicious! Plus, it’s better for you than a regular dessert banana split and you can have it for breakfast! I love eating dessert-like foods for breakfast, so this is a healthy way to do just that!
So this year, I’m really working on “organizing” my entire life which also includes cleaning up my eating and financial habits. Basically, I’m trying to eat healthier and stick to a budget. This healthy breakfast banana split is a great substitute for what I normally like to eat for breakfast (which is typically a carb and butter heavy toast or a bagel) plus it is within my budget because I purchased all of the ingredients at the 99 Cents Only Store, proving that you don’t have to be wealthy to eat healthy.
To be honest, I’ll probably also make a half version of this as a dessert, too! I’m trying not to eat dessert as much this year (the kitchen is “closed” after dinner), but sometimes on the hard days after juggling the needs of two tiny toddlers, work, home renovations, and general life duties, I just need a little something extra and rewarding myself with half of a banana topped with yogurt, fruit, and nuts is so much better for me than a cookie!
Do you shop at the 99 for your fruits and veggies? It always blows my mind that you can buy fresh fruits and veggies at the 99 for sometimes more than half of the cost of what you would pay for the exact same fruits and veggies at the grocery store! These raspberries and blackberries were only 99 cents and I would likely pay 3-4 times that amount at the grocery store. Plus, 99 Cents Only Stores have all of your favorite name brands at a price that can’t be beat. This Land O Lakes vanilla yogurt was SO good!! And it was 2 for 99 cents! Honestly, I’m going back to the 99 today to grab some more because even eating plain vanilla yogurt for dessert is better for me (and my wallet) than eating ice cream!
Ready for the recipe? It’s below! Here are the ingredients, but you can substitute any brand/type of yogurt and top it with your favorite fruits, berries, and nuts. And the coconut chips come as plain toasted coconut chips, or chocolate covered, or even yogurt covered if you want to do even MORE yogurt! You can usually find them hanging on an edge or an end cap, so just be aware that you kinda have to hunt them down a bit in the store.
But don’t just take my word for how yummy this is! My husband and in-laws all taste-tested my Healthy Breakfast Banana Split and all them gave rave reviews for the overall taste, how yummy the yogurt was, and surprise at how much they enjoyed the coconut chips!
Remember, you don’t have to be wealthy to eat healthy! To locate a 99 Cents Only Store near you, click here! Plus, you never know what you’ll find when you “do the 99!”
What little changes are you making this year to eat healthy while on a budget? Let me know in a comment!