Baked Plantain Chips

Baked Plantain Chips

plantain chips

Snacking during the day can be a great way to stave off hunger (and potentially avoid overeating during meals). But certain snacks in the vending machine are decidedly less than healthy. Banana chips sound like a more natural alternative to, say, potato chips.

Plantain chips are moderately high in calories.

A 1.5-ounce serving has 218 calories, or roughly 10 percent of your daily calorie allowance if you follow a standard 2,000-calorie diet.

Most of the calories come from carbohydrates and fat, serving as concentrated sources of energy. That means plantain chips can keep your body fueled up between meals, and is a great source of nutrients pre/post workout.

Ingredients:

  • 4 plantains
  • 3-4 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel and slice the plantains very thin. 
  3. Toss the plantains in a bowl with the olive oil.
  4. Lay out the chips on a cookie sheet lined with foil paper. You want them in a single layer and don’t want them overlapping.
  5. Bake them at 400 degrees for 17-20 minutes. You want them golden but not actually brown.
  6. When done pull them out and sprinkle them with some salt to taste. 

Serves: 4 |  Serving Size: 1/2 plantain

Per serving: Calories: 200; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 444mg; Carbohydrate: 29g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 14g; Protein: 1g

Baked Plantain Chips

Nely Ward
Snacking during the day can be a great way to stave off hunger (and potentially avoid overeating during meals). But certain snacks in the vending machine are decidedly less than healthy. Banana chips sound like a more natural alternative to, say, potato chips.
Plantain chips are moderately high in calories.
A 1.5-ounce serving has 218 calories, or roughly 10 percent of your daily calorie allowance if you follow a standard 2,000-calorie diet.
Most of the calories come from carbohydrates and fat, serving as concentrated sources of energy. That means plantain chips can keep your body fueled up between meals, and is a great source of nutrients pre/post workout.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 4
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 plantains
  • 4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • sea salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Peel and slice the plantains very thin.
  • Toss the plantains in a bowl with the olive oil.
  • Lay out the chips on a cookie sheet lined with foil paper. You want them in a single layer and don’t want them overlapping.
  • Bake them at 400 degrees for 17-20 minutes. You want them golden but not actually brown.
  • When done pull them out and sprinkle them with some salt to taste.