Has anyone else been seeing that "banana sushi" recipe vid floating about on MFP? My question is : why is it even here? It is a banana rolled in a tortilla smothered in peanut butter, sprinkled with coconut and sliced into bite size "sushi". The whole thing is close to 600 calories and the "serving size" (like anyone is going to eat half a rolled up tortilla and chuck the rest) is about the same calories as a regular mars bar.
i.e. 2 mars bars for the whole thing.
Also, what is this recipe supposed to be? A snack? A meal replacement? All I know is that eating that would use up a heck of a lot of my calories for the day.
I just feel that if a recipe has one of the "buzz" ingredients in it (a nut butter, avocado, even protein powders), then the message is "eat away...it's impossible to overdo them - they are good fats, they are satiating". But it really, REALLY isn't impossible to overdo it. In fact, it is super easy (And BTW: calling it "sushi" doesn't fool me either).
Similarly, seeing those Avocado Toasts recipes for under 300 calories posts. What serving size are they using? I get to the professed calorie per serving calculation at the bread stage + the first ingredient...and that's BEFORE a huge great avocado has been mashed on top, along with bacon and nuts and all sorts of other "so good for you they don't count" foods. An avocado itself is usually over 200 calories. They seem to stuff a lot of other ingredients in for the next 100. I don't think the pictures reflect the recipes.
It just gets on my nerves. By all means, if these foods are within your calorie count and you enjoy them and they work for you - then great. However, I feel a lot of these recipes are made to be "Instagram Ready" rather than actually being helpful. Good eating isn't always about acai and macca and chia seeds. Quite often it's about enjoying a bit of veg...y'know, boring veg like cabbage and broccoli and eating beans that are the colour of dishwater and taste really good, but just don't happen to get a lot of "likes" when you post them up, cos let's face it - beans and lentils look rubbish.
Anyway - that's my rant. Now, let me take cover before everyone tells me how nut butters and avocado changed their lives.