Plantains are a simple way to replace meat without sacrificing a savory or savory-sweet presence on your plate.


Available green or yellow (with yellow typically being the sweeter of the two) they can be an attractive meat replacement, as they, like most meats can be prepared with success in multiple ways from steaming, grilling, or baking, to boiling or frying. Mashed plantains made with a splash of chicken broth (or veggie broth if you want to completely avoid meat-based products) are filling and rich in vitamin A and potassium.

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