Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Havana Bananas

(makes 6 servings)

3large ripe firm bananas, cut in half crosswise
1fresh lime, quartered
refrigerated butter-flavored cooking spray
1tablespoon (12 g) reduced-fat margarine
2tablespoons (24 g) light brown sugar
3tablespoons (45 ml) rum
1tablespoon (15 ml) sliced almonds
  1. Peel bananas and cut in half lengthwise. Squeeze lime juice over each banana quarter.
  2. Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add margarine and place over medium heat. Add bananas and sauté for 2 minutes per side, turning once. Sprinkle bananas with brown sugar; sauté for 1 more minute.
  3. Remove from heat and pour on rum. Carefully ignite and shake the skillet until flames are extinguished. Sprinkle with almonds and serve, 2 quarters per person, on individual dessert plates.
Per serving:107 calories (16% calories from fat), 1 g protein, 2 g total fat (0.4 g saturated fat), 21 g carbohydrate, f2 g dietary fiber, 0 choleserol, 24 mg sodium
Diabetic Exchanges:1 1/2 carbohydrate (fruit), 1/2 fat



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