Plantains are a food staple that Latinos are well known for and pretty much everyone loves them because they are delicious! The only setback with plátanos are that they tend to be unhealthy because of the ways we prepare them. We deep fry them like it's nobody's business and we all know that's not good for us.
I love my tostones as much as the next person, but I know to eat them in moderation. The good news is that plantains are a super food and in actuality not all that bad for you!
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Plantains look similar to bananas, but are different. They are lower in sugar, bigger in size and come in green or yellow. What you probably didn't know is that plátanos are in fact vegetables. They are perfect for your daily intake of vitamin C, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, iron, magnesium and much more!
We're so used to sticking to the traditional way of making our plátanos, and despite being yummy, the nutrition value is lost in the process. There are some even more interesting ways to make them that you probably didn't think twice about. And guess what? You don't even have to worry about ruining your waistline!
Want to make plantains tonight, why not try these healthier recipes below? ¡Provecho!
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