Smoky BBQ Plantain Fries | Picnic Appetizers

Smoky BBQ Plantain Fries | Appetizers Appetizer Recipes

by Kinya - GlamLife MD February 12, 2019 This post contains affliate links

Smoky BBQ Plantain Fries | Appetizers Appetizer Recipes

How to get everyone fast at the picnic table? This homemade Smoky BBQ Plantain Fries Appetizers Appetizer Recipes is one of the amazingly awesome picnic appetizers that will do that for you! Serve it at home too. It makes a delicious fingerfood appetizer.

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Servings: 4



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a sheet tray with foil.
  • Toss the plantains in the Smoky Bacon Grapeseed Oil and Herbed Garlic Sea Salt Blend.
  • Spread fries onto the foil-lined sheet pan in an even layer and roast for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until crisp and lightly browned.
  • Serve with Wildtree's Organic Ketchup or Zesty Mustard Sauce.


  • 174 Calories (kcal)
  • 7 Fat (g)
  • 1 Saturated Fat (g)
  • 29 Carbohydrates (g)
  • 2 Fiber (g)
  • 14 Sugar (g)
  • 1 Protein (g)
  • 0 Cholesterol (mg)
  • 400 Sodium (mg)


Plantain has been traditionally used to treat coughs and colds for centuries. Experimental research also confirms that it has immunostimulatory, spasmolytic, and anti-inflammatory actions that can be beneficial when dealing with an infection in the upper respiratory airways. Plantain also exhibits antiviral properties against some viruses that cause the common cold. It’s also a demulcent, relieving irritation in mucous membranes. So the next time you get a nasty cold or cough, turn to this ancient herb for relief.

Plantain can be a helpful natural remedy if you have bronchitis. This is a condition where an infection in your bronchi causes irritation and inflammation. It is characterized by coughing and the production of mucus. Plantain contains complex polysaccharides that can soothe irritation and help with coughs. Studies have also found it to be useful for people with chronic bronchitis. However, do keep in mind that demulcents can stimulate the production of mucus; therefore, some people prefer to use it only for dry coughs.

Plantains have been used over the ages to deal with inflammation and irritation of the skin. Plantain contains a compound known as allantoin that promotes the growth of healthy tissue and has soothing, anti-irritating, and healing properties. In fact, allantoin is an ingredient in many commercial cosmetic products such sunscreens, anti-acne ointments, clarifying lotions, as well as oral hygiene and pharmaceutical products. So whether you’re dealing with eczema, acne, or a sunburn, this herb can help you.

Plantago major has been historically used for the treatment of ulcers too. An animal study that looked at traditional medicinal plants used in Turkey found that plantain does indeed have anti-ulcerogenic properties. The anti-inflammatory effects of plantain are believed to make it useful for people with ulcers.

Psyllium in this meal appears to help lower cholesterol levels. One study found that when people with high cholesterol took 5.1 g of psyllium twice daily for 24–26 weeks, their total cholesterol levels were 4.7 percent and LDL cholesterol levels were 6.7 percent lower than that of the control group. It’s not completely clear how psyllium works to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood but it might reduce the absorption of cholesterol and fat and also divert hepatic cholesterol toward bile acid production.


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