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We love whole grains! We have found that we prefer their flavor. They are also far healthier than the refined foods which characterize the typical modern diet.
Switching to whole grains helps maintain a low glycemic diet. That means you will have more sustainable energy levels throughout the day, and probably fewer problems with weight control.
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|Chocolate Banana Panini|
|Written by Whole Grain Gourmet|
|Thursday, 22 May 2008 05:00|
Chocolate with at least 60% cocoa has become one of our staple grocery items. I eat a little every day. Often it's just a few chips right out of the bag. Because of its antioxidant properties it is actually good for you, sugar content aside. Fortunately, dark chocolate is relatively low in sugar.
There are days when I crave something more than pure chocolate as a snack, but I don't have the time to bake up a favorite treat. On those days, I'm so grateful that I discovered this little gem.
This recipe will satisfy your appetite for something rich and chocolaty, and you can prepare it in minutes. It is very simple to make, low in sugar, rich in flavor, and very satisfying. Made with whole grain bread, you can eat it without guilt. The melted chocolaty goodness is a real treat that won't send your blood sugar on a massive roller coaster ride.
I think this recipe is best with slightly tart bananas, such as the apple banana variety, although any banana will work. I look for a banana that is just barely ripe. I then lightly caramelize the banana in a skillet to concentrate the sugar and slightly tenderize it.
If you have a sandwich press, panini grill, or a Foreman type grill, you should use it. If not, a simple frying pan will work just fine.
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