Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Yummy Post Workout Meal: Plantain & Eggs

Hello,

Anybody out there?!?!

I'm so sorry for the silence on my blog but I was on holiday. I just got back yesterday and I have a LOT of blog posts coming... so stay around!

I had some drama at the airport on my way back, my flight to my connecting airport was delayed by almost an hour. I had 30 minutes to make my next flight, I was so sure I'd missed it that I strolled to the gate. Only to find out that the staff were JUST about to send someone else in my place.

So - I made my flight but my luggage didn't! Lucky for me, there was a flight an hour after mine, I got my bags after an hour's wait at the airport. I wasn't too stressed out because it gave me time to finally update Week 2 of The Get Trimmer Challenge.

Anyway enough about me, I seem to talk about myself a lot, right? :p

Today was my first day back at work, I was at this morning's Fitter London class - only to help out! I couldn't have done a heavy strength session, I was exhausted. At lunchtime, I taught my first spin class in 4 weeks and I was really expecting it to be too hard for me, I loved every minute of it - it's good to be back teaching :)

After the class, I made some pan fried 'dodo' (Nigerian name for fried plantains) and scrambled eggs (seasoned with parsley, chives and a pinch of salt), which is a great combination of good carbohydrates and protein. It hit the spot and I was able to get some more work done before my evening class.

Why is plantain a good carb? It's a 'slow-release' carb, which means it releases sugar (energy) slowly into the system. I pan fried it in a tablespoon of coconut oil, which has many health benefits and my favourite thing to eat with plantain = eggs. They're a great source of protein and just work perfectly with plantain. 

I posted a video on how I pan fry plantains some time last year, check it out:



See ya!

2 comments:

Sisi Yemmie ™ said...

this looks so yummy...never fried it this way... i should try it.

Titis Passion said...

Yummy, I need to try frying my plaintain with coconut oil. Sorry about the stress you experienced @ d aport:)