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A Healthier Solution

Are you tired of having the same old breakfast every day? Do you love breakfast potatoes but worry about the health implications of eating them every day? Well, I have good news for you! I’ve discovered a healthy and delicious substitute for breakfast potatoes: plantains!

Plantains are a type of banana that are less sweet than the bananas you are used to. Plantains are starchier than regular bananas. To prepare plantains, boil bake or fry them. They are used as a substitute for potatoes in many breakfast recipes.

Why Plantains are a Healthy Substitute for Breakfast Potatoes

While delicious, breakfast potatoes are often cooked in unhealthy ways. Deep frying can add unnecessary calories and fat to your diet. You can cook plantains in healthy ways that don’t compromise taste or texture.

Plantains are also a good source of fiber, which can help keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer periods of time. This is important for maintaining a healthy weight and for preventing overeating.

Plantains are also rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and magnesium. These nutrients are essential for good health and can help protect your body from disease.

How to Cook Plantains as a Substitute for Breakfast Potatoes

Now that you know why plantains are a healthy substitute for breakfast potatoes, let’s talk about how to cook them!

One of the easiest ways to cook plantains is to dice them thinly and fry them in a bit of oil until they are crispy and golden brown. You can season them with salt and pepper, or even sprinkle some cinnamon or chili powder on top for a bit of extra flavor.

If you want to get even more creative, you can make plantain hash browns by grating the plantains and frying them in a bit of oil. You can add in some diced onion, bell pepper, or even some chopped bacon for a savory breakfast treat.

If you’re in the mood for something sweet, you can use mashed plantains as a base for pancakes or waffles. Add a bit of cinnamon or vanilla extract for extra flavor, and top your pancakes or waffles with fresh fruit or a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.

Plantains can also be used as a base for a breakfast bowl, topped with eggs, avocado, and salsa for a filling and nutritious meal.

Why Your Kids Will Love Plantain Breakfast Potatoes

If you’re worried that your kids won’t like plantain breakfast potatoes, don’t be! Plantains can be cooked to taste and resemble potatoes almost perfectly. In fact, many kids may not even notice the difference.

Plus, by introducing your kids to plantains, you’re exposing them to a new and healthy food that they may not have tried otherwise. This can help expand their palates and encourage them to try new foods in the future.

Conclusion

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a healthy and delicious substitute for breakfast potatoes, look no further than plantains! Plantains are a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and can be cooked in a variety of ways that are both healthy and tasty.

So why not try plantains and see how they can transform your breakfast game? Your taste buds (and your body) will thank you!

Cooking Plantain Breakfast Potato as a Healthy Substitute

Step 1: Peel and slice the plantain in half. When choosing your plantain look at the color of the outer peel. The darker in color will be more starchy like a potato. For just a little sweetness, grab one that has just started to lighten in color and still feels firm to the touch.
Step 2: Dice the plantain into small pieces like you see in the picture above
Step 3: Add a little olive oil to a pan set to medium heat. Once the pan is warmed up, add in the plantains. I like to add in a little salt and pepper at this point as well.
Step 4: As they cook, flip them with a spatula periodically just as you would with potatoes to cook more evenly. Once they are a darker more golden color they are ready to eat! An average-sized plantain will make about two servings. Once plated, eat them just as you would breakfast potatoes. I like eating mine just how they are, or sometimes we like to add a little A1 sauce.
Plantain Breakfast Potato Healthy Substitute Cooked plantains that have been diced to the size of breakfast potatoes

Plantain Breakfast Potato Healthy Substitute

Plantains make the perfect substitute when looking for something healthier than a potato. Easy to make and just as tasty, these are perfect for your breakfast.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 233 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Frying Pan
  • 1 Cutting Board

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 plantain
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper

Instructions
 

  • Peel and slice the plantain in half.
  • Dice the plantain
  • Add a little olive oil to a pan set to medium heat. Once the pan is warmed up, add in the plantains.
  • As they cook, flip them with a spatula periodically just as you would with potatoes to cook more evenly. Once they are a darker more golden color they are ready to eat!
  • Add in salt and pepper to your taste

Notes

When choosing your plantain look at the color of the outer peel. The darker in color will be more starchy like a potato. For just a little sweetness, grab one that has just started to lighten in color and still feels firm to the touch.
An average-sized plantain will make about two servings. Once plated, eat them just as you would breakfast potatoes. I like eating mine just how they are, or sometimes we like to add a little A1 sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 120gCalories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 23mgPotassium: 437mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 1012IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
Keyword breakfast, Healthy Substitute, plantains
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