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How to sneak in more Coconut Oil

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 11, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I'm looking for creative ways to sneak coconut oil into my kids' diet. I already sautee veggies in CO and sometimes use it in stir-fry as well. Anyone ever tried adding melted CO to shakes? Any other ideas? Thanks :)

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on November 30, 2012
at 05:25 PM

In my experience, the minute CO hits something cold it solidifies. Mct oil doesn't do that.

Fce356005a83353009c11567c217a9bd

on November 30, 2012
at 03:35 AM

Waxy chunks? Do you melt it first?

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on November 14, 2012
at 10:20 AM

Agreed, coconut butter/creamed coconut has a great consistency. I actually have ome peppermint leaves on hand, will make something like that and gite it a shot (hadn't considered it, thanks. Flavors should go nicely ;) ) Once I melted down some cacao butter with creamed coconut then let it solidify in fridge. If you're inclcined I recommend highgly. Possibilites endless- shredded coconut, nuts, mashed banana, dates (if you dare lol, they're pretty palatable)

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on November 14, 2012
at 12:46 AM

What's MTC oil?

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on November 12, 2012
at 12:24 PM

I used to make coconut bark with coconut oil, stevita, and cocoa powder before I stopped eating chocolate. I find that coconut butter (not oil) is much tastier. Just mix it with some peppermint or vanilla extract and stick it in the freezer for a bit, delicious ^_^

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on November 11, 2012
at 08:17 PM

Bake with it! I cook my sons pancakes in a bunch of refined c.o. One place I use a large amount in is sweet potato hash browns. I must use a 1/4cup for one sweet potato. (and if you haven't tried it...HEAPS of chili powder... Amazing on sweet potato/yam!!!)

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on November 11, 2012
at 07:28 PM

You can definitely cook more than just vegetables in coconut oil. I find that it goes particularly well with seafood (salmon, shrimp), assuming your kids are not averse to that sort of fare. Consider coconut milk, too, especially if you're thinking about shakes. It's thick, naturally sweet, satiating, a super source of fat, and great for stews, curries, etc.

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on November 14, 2012
at 12:49 PM

Thanks for the recipe link ... this is just what I've been looking for to increase my fat intake!

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on November 12, 2012
at 09:03 PM

How about adding a tablespoon or so to hot chocolate (not the powdered stuff)? One of my personal favorites is Creamy Tumeric Tea over at Mark's Daily Apple (https://www.marksdailyapple.com/creamy-turmeric-tea/). I enhance Trader Joe's Coconut Milk with Coconut oil (no gums and lecithins) AND a teaspoon or so of grass fed butter then, follow the recipe as described.

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on November 11, 2012
at 11:48 PM

The "Everyday Paleo" books have recipes that make liberal use of it. We have both of her books, and I highly recommend em.

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6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

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on November 11, 2012
at 09:13 PM

I put CO in my shakes in the morning. I don't even melt it first. I'm trying to sneak more of the stuff in for me!

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Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

on November 11, 2012
at 07:16 PM

Google 'coconut bark'... They may even like it ;). Could always melt it over stuff if you really want as well.

edit- on further though you could make any sort of curry dish. Fry onions, grated garlic/ginger ('paste)', carrots, celery if you want add a block of creamed coconut, any amount of water you want, tomatoes, musrheomms, anything you want. Poach some fish in at the end or use canned fish, or another meat. If desired, rice will sopp up the creaminess nicely ;)

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(310)

on November 12, 2012
at 12:24 PM

I used to make coconut bark with coconut oil, stevita, and cocoa powder before I stopped eating chocolate. I find that coconut butter (not oil) is much tastier. Just mix it with some peppermint or vanilla extract and stick it in the freezer for a bit, delicious ^_^

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

(2934)

on November 14, 2012
at 10:20 AM

Agreed, coconut butter/creamed coconut has a great consistency. I actually have ome peppermint leaves on hand, will make something like that and gite it a shot (hadn't considered it, thanks. Flavors should go nicely ;) ) Once I melted down some cacao butter with creamed coconut then let it solidify in fridge. If you're inclcined I recommend highgly. Possibilites endless- shredded coconut, nuts, mashed banana, dates (if you dare lol, they're pretty palatable)

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on November 14, 2012
at 04:29 PM

coconutoilcooking.com has tons of recipes and ideas - even a mommy blogger that be of some help!

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3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on November 12, 2012
at 03:39 PM

I'm not a big fan of CO in smoothies because it makes little waxy chunks that I find unpleasant. But MCT oil is odorless, tasteless, and stays liquid. It has many if the benefits of CO, although it's probably not technically Paleo.

B2cadbf43bddfbb523b8a53155656188

(548)

on November 14, 2012
at 12:46 AM

What's MTC oil?

Fce356005a83353009c11567c217a9bd

on November 30, 2012
at 03:35 AM

Waxy chunks? Do you melt it first?

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on November 30, 2012
at 05:25 PM

In my experience, the minute CO hits something cold it solidifies. Mct oil doesn't do that.

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on November 12, 2012
at 03:12 AM

i use coconut oil in almost all my cooking.. including daily in my breakfast when i fry my eggs.. thats my favourite way personally :)

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on November 12, 2012
at 12:32 AM

My 3 year old loves coconut butter*, she'll eat it by the spoonful/chunk - we also make "fudge" with it, sometimes cocoa powder, sometimes carob or half-half. Very versatile, sweetened or not, I add all sorts of things in there - ground walnuts and hemp protein is always delicious with carob and coconut :) Not exclusively paleo as the hemp protein is processed and I'm not sure about the carob but the mini enjoys it.

*I make my own coconut butter in the food processor, just organic shredded coconut and then once it's blended down I always add a few extra spoonfuls of coconut oil to make it even more creamy and smooth (otherwise it's a bit gritty).

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on November 11, 2012
at 11:57 PM

Coconut butter (not straight oil, but it has a fair amount of the oil) is good on apple slices.

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