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Pan Fried Bananas in Coconut Oil #SamsClubMag

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With all of the sunshine, fresh produce and outdoor activities that happen in summer, healthy choices seem a little easier to me. Knowing that the transition to cooler weather isn’t too far away, I have been mindful of having a plan in place this year so I don’t fall into bad habits. In the past, when the thermometer dropped, I have often found myself wanting to stay cocooned inside once I got home…while I reached for comfort foods. Since I’ve made the shift to full-time blogging, I feel like I am almost redesigning my life. I am determined to remain mindful of healthy choices so I can be the best version of me. Since August is Health Awareness Month it seems like a super time to be making some plans.

Pan Fried Bananas in Coconut Oil

Mike is a runner so he’s great inspiration for exercise, although I’d rather walk than run—hey, walking counts! Sam’s Club has some super cute exercise clothes (and exercise equipment) and all sorts of things that support a healthy lifestyle.  They carry an awesome selection of produce and frozen options that make it easy to eat healthy, quickly.

Sam's Club Healthy Living Magazine

Sam’s Club also offers their own Sam’s Club Healthy Living Made Simple magazine. You can learn healthy life lessons in articles that feature names and faces you’ll recognize. Find tips on nutrition and staying fit as well as insight on specific health-conscious topics.  I really like their superfood spotlight. A recent piece on coconut talks about its benefits: rich in B vitamins, minerals and trace elements, supports immune functions, and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. And this interesting tidbit: “Coconut water’s electrolyte composition is almost identical to human blood plasma and was used during WWII as an IV drip.” Who knew?! Makes me want to eat more coconut!

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These are great eaten as is, or served over a dollop of whipped cream and lightly drizzled in caramel sauce.

Fried Bananas

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  1. Banana
  2. 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  3. powdered sugar
  1. Use medium heat.
  2. Cut two medium sized bananas into slices.
  3. Pan fry them in 2 tablespoons coconut oil, about 4 minutes on each side (or until golden).
  4. Remove from pan and place them on paper towel to remove excess oil.
  5. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.
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Sam’s Club is offering free in-store health screening on September 12. Do yourself a favor and have things checked out. You might even get to enjoy free food samples—it’s a fun way to try out new tastes.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.