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Can I have a sliced banana, sauteed in coconut oil, with cocoa powder sprinkled on top?


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Well, I had it last night, and it was so darn good it doesn't seem like it should be allowed.  All the individual items are allowed. When you put them together the end result doesn't resemble any food I'm not supposed to eat (ie I'm not wrapping it in a taro root tortilla along with whipped coconut cream to make it resemble a cannoli or something).  But still, it seems too decadent.  Thoughts?

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Your answer is in the Whole30 Can I Have Guide?  Bottom line: chocolate-covered fruit is a no-no. 

 

"Cacao (100%): Yes Cacao (or 100% cocoa) is great when used as a savory spice (our Mocha Steak Rub, found in It Starts With Food, is a great example), but you can also feel free to add it to your coffee or tea, or brew it Crio Bru-style. But per the rules of the program, it’s not okay to add cocoa to dates and other fruits to make chocolate-y confections. Read our Great Cocoa Debate for details.- See more at: http://whole30.com/2013/06/the-official-can-i-have-guide-to-the-whole30/#sthash.kNE0plUy.dpuf"

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Hmm, I sometimes have fried greenish bananas in coconut oil for breakfast, as a starchy side, then put cinnamon on them....did it in a pinch when I didn't have plantains and was sick of sweet potatoes. I didn't consider it SWYPO and it didn't trigger any cravings for me. I usually prefer savory breakfasts anyway.

 

 

 

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Why did you eat it? Often the reason is as important as the content. I think you already know the answer to your question.

OP here.

Point taken. Reflecting on why I ate it, the answer is I wanted something sweet and indulgent after dinner, even though I wasn't particularly hungry and even though dinner was very satisfying and actually pretty rich... chicken thighs, carrots, celery braised in chicken stock and then finished with some coconut oil and coconut aminos.

So if that's the reason, then the answer, reading between the lines, is no, it's not ok.

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