As many of you know, one of my go-to breakfast/snacks for the busy work week are my Bananarama Bars which were featured on Yahoo! Shine recently. A few weeks ago, I had an absolutely amazing time teaching a healthy eating/nutrition course coupled with a cooking class at the US Air Force Base Health and Wellness Center- we had seven cooking stations, one of which was the Bananarama Bar station. It was such a fun and motivated group and everyone did such a great job making the snacks! At the end of the class, we had an absolute feast!
The Bananarama Bars are great because with just a little prep over the weekend, you have a healthy and tasty grab and go breakfast or snack that will hold you over for hours. These are fabulous when you are craving something a touch sweet, but what about when your savory cravings kick in? That's when I realized it's time for a make-ahead bite that will satisfy these foodie desires :) I love the combination of spinach and feta- Spanakopitas are my favorite! These spinach and feta bites are so easy to whip up and they make use of just a few ingredients that most of us have readily accessible in the kitchen. At just 1.5 weight watchers points per bite if you make them in a muffin pan, this good-for-you AND delicious snack really hits the spot and if you really want another, go for it! Sometimes on weekends, I turn this into a breakfast/brunch and cook them up in my Le Creuset mini cocottes- they are just so cute and end up being a mere 5.5 weight watchers points a serving. Children love them too and they may be just the trick to get your kids to eat more veggies! Enjoy these tasty bites!
10 oz. organic cut frozen spinach
2 eggs (I use Pete and Gerry's Heirloom eggs)
1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs (I use Progresso)
1/2 cup reduced fat feta cheese
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients and dish into muffin pan or oven safe cookware.
2. If using muffin pan, remove after ~25 minutes. If using larger cookware, will likely need to be cooked longer depending on size.
These bites can be eaten hot and the remainder refrigerated- they are surprisingly feta-tastic cold too! :-)