Thursday, July 23, 2009

Can’t Help Falling In Love with Banana Splits

Today’s cooking song of the day is UB40’s cover of Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love. On this day in 1993 this song, which was recorded for the movie Sliver (you know the one with Sharon Stone and the hidden cameras in the apartment building) hit number one on the charts. An interesting fact about this song was it marked the first time that someone had covered one of Presley's top 10 hits and bettered the peak position of the original song. Presley only managed to take the song to the number 2 position on the charts.

I’ve always been a big fan of UB40 and their summery sounds. I’ve also always been a big fan of banana splits ever since my mother used to make them for my sisters and I when we were kids.

Unfortunately banana splits tend to get a bad rap because the words “sweet” and “fattening” automatically come to mind when we hear the term. The thing is banana splits can be extremely good for you and still satisfy your sweet tooth!

Take this great banana split recipe I found on a Nutrition Action Healthletter calendar. This dessert is packed with summer fruit and has a natural sweetness that's incredibly hard not to fall in love with!

Summer Fruit Banana Split

Slice a banana lengthwise and spoon 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt between the halves. Top with sliced strawberries, blueberries, diced kiwi and chopped nuts. Oh yeah...don't forget the fresh cherry on top!

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Brent Garell
The Kitchen Roadie
brent@cookapalooza.com

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