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September 13, 2017

Recipe: Fried Plantains in Coconut Oil

by Wendy Myers

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Plantains are one of those exotic foods that I recently began incorporating more into my diet – at breakfast. I love to quickly fry them in coconut oil for a healthy Paleo starchy carb! These delicious salty treats became my new favorite snack! Then one day, my friend who grew up in Colombia said those three magic words, “they’re better fried.” Yes, please!

Plantains, also known as patacones or tostones, don’t fall into the “sweet” category like their banana cousins. Plantains are starchy, like a potato or a yam, and is always cooked before eaten. But the comparisons don’t stop there!

Plantains have more vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium than bananas, which helps control heart rate and blood pressure. They are also a rich source of B-complex vitamins and contain minerals such as iron, magnesium and phosphorous. Read More…

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