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What's your alternative to potatoes

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

  1. Mbeira

    Mbeira · Member

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    Has anyone tried using boiled potatoes in a potato salad and tested blood sugar? Cooking them then cooling makes them high resistive starch, which bypasses your bloodstream and heads for your second brain, your gut.

    I eat quite a lot of resistant starch - cashews are stuffed, as are green bananas, pasta that's been cooked, cooled and warmed up again has lots, so does toast that's cold (croutons anyone?) especially the wholewheat versions, and I'm wondering if they all could help with sugar spikes, and the keto diet.

    I mash cauliflower, for topping shepherds pie. The kids don't notice but they love veggie food, and happily have cauliflower rice instead of normal rice. DietDoctor (US site for Keto everything) lists Rutabaga chips, which for us is Swede/turnip as ok but they list as having moderate carbs. Still a starch, no?

    I do find though as I get close to full keto (dark purple on ketostix,) I don't find traditional 'white' carbs interesting at all.
     
  2. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I do that with Spudlite lower carb potatoes.

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  3. Veryanxious

    Veryanxious Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    No potatoes and more eggs.
     
  4. Hotpepper20000

    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    I use cauliflower instead of potatoes for potatoes salad and it is pretty good.
     
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  5. Breck Lundin

    Breck Lundin · Well-Known Member

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    butternut squash cut into cubes with diced bell peppers and some diced onions then fried up until browned in a skillet to make a dandy alternative to diced hash browned potatoes. it can be boiled mashed up tasting better than mashed potatoes.

    I've not tried it yet but I'm going to use spaghetti squash strings chopped & fried to sub for a traditional style hash browns.

    Even broiled with olive oil or butter they are a down right treat.

    For me squash is a great very low reactive carb for my low (<60\day) carb diet.
     
  6. resander

    resander Type 2 · Active Member

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    Mashed celeriac. Easy, just boil 10-15min and mash.

    Per 100g cooked product
    Celeriac: 3.3g carb
    UK COFID database: 1.9g USDA database 4.7g Average UK&US: 3.3g

    New potatoes: 14.9g carb
    Old potatoes: 17.5g carb
    Celeriac : 3.3g carb
     
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  7. Teasmade

    Teasmade · Newbie

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    Great! Thanks. Any suggestions for ‘quick’ lunch time snack?
     
  8. kerrygold59

    kerrygold59 Researcher · Member

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    Generally No spuds for me except 3 times a year on a roast.
     
  9. resander

    resander Type 2 · Active Member

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    Reasonably quick non-potato meal (around 15 minutes):

    - 2 frozen quarter pounders with 0 carbs each shown on food label (fries in 12 minutes). Iceland sells 0 carb quarter pounders, maybe Tesco etc do too.
    - 2 fried/poached (a minute in microwave in poacher) eggs
    - cheese slice(s) to top the burgers (30 seconds in microwave)

    2quarterpounders+2cheseslices+2poachedeggs
    carb=0+1+1=2g carb kcal=480+100+150=730

    May not be slimming friendly...
     
  10. Yellredder

    Yellredder Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I use celeriac. I mostly make them into chips, sometimes mash then I did roast them last week and they were de-lish!
     
  11. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Cold meat.
     
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  12. Gwennith

    Gwennith Reactive hypoglycemia · Member

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    Use an air fryer , they turn out great!:)
     
  13. malcs90

    malcs90 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Haven't got one. The only other thing I try is bacon and eggs so probably a bit extravagant to buy one just for chips. Thanks anyway.
     
  14. Ricky

    Ricky Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Sweet potato . I haven't done spuds for years.
     
  15. HSSS

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

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    Maybe turnips. Generally more of whatever else is on the plate instead of potatoes. Don’t miss them really.
     
  16. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Watch out for sweet potatoes - my guts take no notice of all the claims for low GI - they are higher in carbs than ordinary potatoes and my meter confirmed my expectation - whoosh, and my BG stayed high for a long time.
     
  17. Richie 2

    Richie 2 Type 1 · Member

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    Simple. Just take more insulin.
     
  18. NR

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    I peel butternut squash and celeriac and cut into small half inch square (or smaller if short of time) cubes and roast (Gas 6/200C) in a tablespoon of olive oil for 25mins....don’t miss potatoes at all then
    One trick I’ve learnt is to use a smaller plate and make a meal as colourful as possible...eating with the eyes! I’m then satisfied with less....marvellous!
     
  19. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I had turnip chips tonight. Not quite the same as potato chips but less than half the carbs.

    Incidentally, slightly off track, my wife cooks her rice in a rice cooker. Before doing so she washes out the starch which gives a better texture. I wonder if that reduces the carb content?
     
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