Coconut Oil for Cooking

Simple Ideas to add Coconut Oil into Your Diet

Rather than taking coconut oil by the spoonful as a daily supplement, most people find it easier to use coconut oil for cooking or adding onto their food. Want to know how much coconut oil to supplement into your diet?

Using organic extra virgin coconut oil for cooking is the healthiest cooking oil you can choose!

You may be surprised to find out just how easy it is to add coconut oil into your every day diet.

Check out these simple coconut oil cooking ideas for foods you’re probably already cooking with now!



How to Use Coconut Oil for Cooking Breakfast

It’s easy!  Just add a little coconut oil in your pan in place of the oil you would normally use.  You can make delicious:

Scrambled eggs with vegetables cooked in coconut oil
  • Eggs - Sunny side up, over easy, omelets 

Or, how about scrambled eggs with some of your favorite vegetables added?  Mmm . . . delish!

Do you like toast with your eggs?  Spread some coconut oil on your:

  • Toast
  • Bagel
  • English Muffin

TIP: Sprinkle a little cinnamon and coconut sugar on top.



How about using coconut oil instead of unhealthy cooking oils when you’re making:

  • Hashbrowns
  • Pancakes (make your pancake batter with coconut milk)
  • French Toast (use coconut milk in place of pasteurized milk)


Oh . . . you’re having hot cereal this morning?  Stir some coconut oil or coconut milk into your: 

  • Oatmeal (or any hot cereal)

Coconut Milk?

Yes, coconut milk contains coconut oil too.



Coconut Milk
3-4 ounces of coconut milk = 1 tablespoon of coconut oil


Try using coconut milk to make a dairy free:

  • Fruit Smoothie

Or, add coconut oil to your healthy:

  • Vegetable Smoothie


 
Use Coconut Oil for Cooking Lunch or Dinner

Use coconut oil when you’re making that yummy:

  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Or, try spreading coconut oil on your sandwich bread instead of using mayonnaise.

Maybe you’re having an outside barbeque.  Brush or rub coconut oil onto your:

  • Burger
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Steak

And season it like you normally would.

Cooking hot dogs?  Use coconut oil instead of butter when you’re toasting up your hot dog bun.

Try grilling or sautéing some of your favorite vegetables and side dishes with coconut oil:

  • Asparagus
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Red Peppers (Yellow, Green, or Orange)
  • Yellow Squash
  • Zucchini


Is your mouth watering yet? 

Mine too! 

Can't wait to start using organic extra virgin coconut oil for all of your delicious meals?

Great!

Then add some to your baked or steamed vegetables and side dishes in place of butter:

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Lima Beans
  • Noodles
  • Potatoes (add coconut milk to your mashed potatoes)
  • Rice
  • String beans
  • Sweet Potatoes

TIP:  Only like butter on your vegetables?  Try using a combination of ½ butter and ½ coconut oil.



How about boiling up some fresh organic:

  • Beets

TIP: Want more of a pickled beet?  Add a little coconut oil & coconut vinegar.



Or, maybe you just feel like having a salad.  Use coconut milk to make a delicious: 

  • Creamy Salad Dressing



Use Coconut Oil for Frying

Do you buy store bought potato chips?

Look at the ingredients. They’re made with polyunsaturated oils like corn oil, soybean oil, or sunflower oil that should never be used for cooking!

Some chips are made with canola oil, one of the unhealthiest oils you can eat!  It’s not even a natural oil! 

Homemade potatoe chips cooked in coconut oil

Why not make your own chips using the healthiest cooking oil!

Use coconut oil for cooking your own tasty, homemade:

  • Potato Chips
  • Zucchini Chips
  • French Fries or
  • Sweet Potato Fries

Maybe you’re in the mood for some:

  • Fish and Chips
  • Fried Chicken or
  • Coconut Shrimp

TIP: Just keep the temperature below 350 degrees when frying.  (350 degrees is the smoke point of coconut oil).  Throw out the coconut oil you use for frying when it has turned dark yellow.


Don’t want to fry your food?  That’s OK . . .



Using Coconut Oil in the Oven

You can use coconut oil for cooking in the oven too. Just add some into your baking dish or on your meat along with your favorite seasonings and bake it like you normally would for:

  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Roast
  • Turkey Legs, etc.



Use Coconut Oil in the Slow Cooker/Crock Pot

You can even use coconut oil in your slow cooker or crock pot to make a delicious:

  • Roast
  • Beans 
  • Spaghetti sauce (or any sauce)
  • Soups (for creamy soups and chowders use coconut milk)



Coconut Oil for Snacks

Instead of buying microwave popcorn that contains harmful hydrogenated oils . . . use coconut oil for cooking:

  • Organic Popcorn

It’s delicious!


TIP:  You can even sprinkle a little shredded coconut onto your popcorn.  (some people like it toasted)



Did you know that shredded coconut and coconut meat contain coconut oil too?  Figure approximately:

Fresh Coconut Meat
2 ounces of coconut meat (2"x2" piece) = 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Shredded/Dried Coconut Meat
1/4 cup of shredded coconut = 1 tablespoon of coconut oil


Want to snack on some fresh coconut meat!  Click here to find out how to open a coconut.


Or, add some unsweetened shredded coconut to your favorite:

  • Yogurt
  • Cereal (hot or cold)
  • Fruit 

Use your imagination!  The possibilities are endless!



How to Use Coconut Oil for Baked Goodies

Whenever you’re using a recipe for baking:

Delicious Coconut Muffins
  • Breads
  • Brownies
  • Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Muffins
  • Pies, etc.

All you have to do is add coconut oil in place of the butter, margarine, shortening or vegetable oil your recipe is asking for. 

Then, just follow your baking directions because coconut oil can be used at any temperature in the oven since it is mixed in with your food.

It’s that easy!

These simple ideas for using coconut milk, coconut meat, and coconut oil for cooking should make it a lot easier for you to add coconut oil into your every day diet!  You probably already have more ideas yourself!

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