It has come to my attention that we consume entirely too many bananas in my house.
How many is too many?
Are you prepared for the answer? It's shocking.
Between the five of us who eat solid foods, I buy (and we waste NONE!) 15-20 pounds of bananas a week.
I did warn you that it was a shocking number.
Between smoothies and snacks and meals, yes, 15-20 POUNDS a week.
See, the kids love them, and they are a fast snack to curb the "I'M GOING TO DIE OF STARVATION IN THE 5 MINUTES IT TAKES YOU TO MAKE LUNCH!" cries and complaints.
And see, with Weight Watchers ruling my life, bananas totally curtail my desire to eat large quantities of cake. So, I eat a lot of them. Derek is my Weight Watchers partner. So he eats a bunch of them too.
I would like to say that choosing to eat MANY in one day is a mistake.
One night, I was writhing in pain in our bed, and Derek asked what was wrong.
"I am being punished because I ate four bananas," I said sadly.
Seriously. Cramps. Bad.
Don't eat a pound of bananas in one day. It hurts. A lot.
So, should you ever need a snack (or four) come on over to my house. I'll offer you a banana. Or four. Because if we EVER run out, I make a special trip to the store. I can thank bananas for my staying on the straight and narrow path of weight loss. If we run out, I eat cake. It's bad. Bad news.