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What's your alternative to potatoes

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Diabeticger, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Diabeticger

    Diabeticger Type 1 · Active Member

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    Love me spuds of a sunday and even though I've cut right back my bloods still shoot up after them, so what do you use as substitute ?
     
  2. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    If you live in Australia (no place listed in your profile) you can get Spudlites which are a lower carb potato, I eat these but I cook them first and then reheat them the next day.

    I believe a similar potato is available in Holland, @Antje77 might have a link for that.

    http://zerellafresh.com.au/spudlite/
     
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  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    More meat
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I restrict my spuds to Christmas day and they are roasted in beef dripping.

    Cauliflower mash and celeriac make good substitutes especially for things like cottage pie etc.
     
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  5. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I have no clue! I usually simply leave out the potatoes and eat more veggies.
     
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  6. Mel dCP

    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Turnips.
     
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  7. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mashed or roasted cauliflower, broccoli, parnips, turnips, egg plants, chickpeas, pumpkin
    Extra protein or veg
    Sometimes people like to mix 50-50 cauliflower and potatoes so it's not too carb heavy.
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Agreed
     
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  9. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    In the Netherlands, the Charisma potatoes are considered relatively low carb, but they're still too carby for me. I'd just go for cauliflower, (riced or regular florets), broccoli (same) spinach or whatever... I just up the veggies and meat, don't miss potatoes at all.
     
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  10. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Mashed cauliflower with butter on top, salt and pepper is good. These days I eat more meat instead.
     
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  11. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Cauliflower rice, fried in avocado oil, complete with chopped onion, chopped ginger and chopped garlic. With a good dash of salt and pepper.
     
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  12. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Swede for mashing, Butternut Squash for roasting, Turnip in stews.
     
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  13. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Celeriac and swede roasted as you would spuds
    Carol
     
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  14. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Butternut squash.
     
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  15. malcs90

    malcs90 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sweet potato not as bad as spuds. Yet to find a way to make them into crispy chips.
     
  16. Cana

    Cana Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Celeriac makes good chips
    Butternut squash in casseroles
    I can’t do sweet potatoes as they make me spike.
    Otherwise I just avoid completely. You get used to it eventually.
     
  17. britishpub

    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nothing.

    If you spend any time looking for second rate substitutes for high carb foods you will end up disappointed.

    Focus on what you can eat, carbs do nothing to make food interesting or exciting.
     
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    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For me there is no substitute for a real potato if I have a roast dinner then I have to have two or three roasties it is only occasionally so I don't worry. If you want to cook roast potatoes then you could peel the potatoes and soak them in cold water for an hour or two this takes most of the starch out of them then cook them as normal part boil...not in the water you soaked them in though....then roast they should be much lower carb. People on kidney dialysis have to do this to potatoes to remove most of the starch
     
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  19. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I can manage a few potatoes according to my meter and my Libre. Not many - 2 small new ones, or two pieces of roasties (roasted in goose or duck fat), or 6 home made fried chips (fried in lard). It is all about portion control for me. Jacket spuds or mash are a no-no. Different foods affect different people. That is one reason our meters are useful.
     
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  20. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m another one in the ‘nothing’ camp. Don’t miss that type of food at all and just eat more animal products instead. Primarily organ meats.
     
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