UPDATE:  The winner is Eva [email protected]  Congratulations!

I am not a fan of coconut.  I don’t like coconut flakes, and I often find the taste of coconut overpowering.  However, I have read that it has many beneficial properties, so I wanted to try it.

We tried Kelapo Coconut Oil, and we all enjoyed it!

The first time we used it was as a replacement for butter in a gluten free birthday cake we made for my mom.  My mom loves coconut, and she enjoyed the cake with its hint of coconut.

Next, I tried it on a roasted acorn squash and salmon.  While I may have tasted a hint of coconut, it was not overpowering, and in fact the taste made both the squash and salmon better.  It is now my favorite way to prepare both dishes.

We also used it to make kale chips and in our sauteed spinach.  We have used it as a replacement for many of the dishes we used to make with canola oil, and we prefer the taste when we use coconut oil.

For me, the strangest thing about using coconut oil is how it can sometimes be a solid if it is cold enough in your house, or it can turn to a liquid if it is warm enough.  When I rubbed the oil on the fish, it literally turned to a solid while I was rubbing it on because the fish was still quite cold.

Beyond that difference, I was quite surprised to find out how much I like coconut oil.

Kelapo’s website also lists several different uses for coconut oil besides for cooking including using it as a hot oil treatment for damaged hair, cleaning, and as a body scrub!

The Giveaway

Kelapo is offering one lucky Mom’s Plans’ reader a five travel size pouches as well as a sample of their soft gels and a Kelapo tote.  To enter, simply leaving a comment stating if you use already use coconut oil or not.  If you do, what is your favorite way to use it?  If you don’t, why not?

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents ages 18+ and will end on November 19th at 11:59 p.m. CST.  The winner will be chosen via random.org.

I received a sample of the coconut oil for review purposes.  No other compensation was given.  All opinions are my own.

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