Carolyn Bell, RDN – Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
A Banana! They are inexpensive, super easy to peel, tasty, low calorie, low fat, and contain healthy vitamins and minerals. One banana contains approximately 44% of the recommended daily allowance of potassium, 41% of vitamin B6, 33% of vitamin C, and 10% of daily fiber needs. Bananas are easy to pack and eat on-the-go. One banana contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates. When counting carbohydrates for blood sugar control, consider eating ½ banana, and saving the other ½ for a snack later in the day.