The health benefits of coconut oil are getting a lot of press these days in the natural health community. Coconut oil boasts immune building properties, as it is antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal, so getting a daily dose is a great idea in the winter months.
But how can you make sure you incorporate it into your diet? These 5 recipes are a tasty and easy way to use coconut oil at every meal and create dishes that your family will love.
1. Coconut Maple Granola
Granola is a favorite breakfast food for many. Making it with coconut oil rather than vegetable oil, like in this recipe from Shutter Bean, makes it more nutrient dense, and gives you the immunity boosting benefits found in coconut oil.
2. Chai Tea Breakfast Muffins
Here’s another yummy breakfast recipe that uses both coconut oil and coconut flour. These muffins from Hybrid Rasta Mama are both nourishing and satisfying, and best of all, they are gluten, grain, and dairy free!
3. Homemade Protein Bars
It can be difficult to find grab and go snacks that are truly healthy. But these protein bars from Whole New Mom do not fail to impress! Packed with natural protein and good fats, they are sure to keep you satisfied, while tasting like a sweet treat!
4. Simple Chicken and Vegetable Curry
Curry is widely known as Indian food, but it has made quite an impression across the world. With its mild spice and delectable creaminess, Delicious Obsessions’ simple chicken and vegetable curry, is sure to become a new family favorite.
5. Sweet and Nourishing Chocolate Fudge
Yes, you read that right. Now, even your desert can be healthy! This creamy chocolate fudge from Petite Kitchen incorporates the nutritional benefits of coconut oil, raw honey, and raw cacao! But it tastes so sinful; you won’t even know it’s good for you!