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Plantain Taco Shells – Paleo AIP from Empowered by Real Food Cookbook

Plantain Taco Shells – Paleo AIP from Empowered by Real Food Cookbook

Plantain Taco Shells – Paleo AIP from Empowered by Real Food Cookbook

These plantain taco shells are a real treat whether you are following the Paleo AIP protocol or not! Better still, they can even be crisped up to make your favorite nachos!!

I had the privilege of sampling this amazing recipe when I gathered in Nehelem, Oregon for a real food retreat to celebrate the upcoming release of Empowered by Real Food: Nourishing Paleo Recipes & Healing Stories. My friend Andrea over at Forest and Fauna organized it with the goal of eating our way through as many recipes from the new cookbook (that she compiled) as we could…..and boy oh boy…what a treat!!!

Even more amazing was the chance to meet so many women who have walked their own individual healing journeys. To share and commiserate and be inspired by women who have overcome huge obstacles to achieve health was truly inspiring! Here are some pictures from our wonderful weekend:

Empowered by Real Food Cookbook Contents:

This cookbook is a compilation of recipes from 16 real food warriors curated by Andrea. Inside you will find:

??16 Wellness Warriors and their personal healing stories and advice??124 Amazing Paleo recipes??70 Recipes that are AIP (or can be modified to be)??70 Recipes that are vegan (or can be modified to be)??90 Recipes that are SCD/GAPS (or can be modified to be)

Whether you are looking to be inspired by healing stories of struggle and triumph, or just want a really bomber cookbook, you must check this book out! It’s like a greatest hits of healing and healthy foods! I am here to attest that all recipes over our weekend were truly delicious! I am so excited to get cooking!

Plantain Taco Shells for AIP Tacos!

These amazing tortilla shells were loved by EVERYONE at the retreat! I jumped on the chance to share them with you! With such simple ingredients, these are a simple and delicious way to enjoy AIP tacos!! Credit goes to contributor Tiffany over @ Urban Paleo Homestead.

Soft or crispy as you prefer, these little shells are not only beautiful, they are delicious! They would make an amazing finger food for little hands, or on a grab and go appetizer tray!

Crisping the shells in the oven

I *kind of* stole the few leftovers shells and brought them home. I then crisped them up in some coconut oil on my stove and made some nachos…oh my!! AAAAmazing!



Preheat oven to 375*F.

Remove peel from plantain.

Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender or food processor. Add a Tablespoon of water as needed to blend in to a smooth batter. You will have to stop the blender a few times, scrape down the sides, and blend again.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Spoon 2 tablespoons of the batter at a time onto parchment paper. Use the back of a wet spoon to smooth out batter, and create round tortilla circles about 4 inches wide and 1/8 inch think.

Bake for 10 minutes, then flip, and then bake an additional 5 minutes.

You can enjoy them as soft taco shells, or make hard shell tacos by gently folding them into the shape of taco shells and hanging them over the oven rack, and baking an additional 4 minutes, or until firm. Keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.

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I made these the other day filling them with the instant pot carnitas, lettuce, avocado and green onion. They were such a huge hit in my family that I will definitely be putting these on our regular rotation!

These are amazing, and so creative! I’ve never blended up plantain before, I’ve always just sliced and fried it, but I can’t wait to try these out, and I’ll be making sure I have some leftovers for nachos too!

The Best Healthy Fast Food Options

Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

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2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes

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