I stopped buying bananas over 7 months ago. I have always loved banana bread (especially chocolate chip banana bread) but bananas do not grow here. They do not grow anywhere near here, and thus have a large carbon footprint. In fact, Barabara Kingsolver referred to bananas as “the Hummers” of the food world. And I do not like Hummers one bit — shocker, I know.
In addition to the banana bread, I used to eat a banana pretty much every morning on my oatmeal. Now I eat other fruit on my oatmeal, ideally local (like apples when in season). For quick bread options, I have zucchini and pumpkin, which are both delicious. Surprisingly, I miss bananas very little.
I know there are other foods I eat that also come from far away (ahem, chocolate), but this was my starting point, something glaringly obvious that I consumed every day. Being green is a work in progress.