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5/14/13 2:43 A

I love potatos but I try and stick to brown pasta or rice

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5/14/13 2:41 A

Brown rice!

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5/13/13 10:32 P

Brown rice

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5/13/13 8:51 P

In order: potato, WHITE rice, whole wheat pasta

White rice is part of my culture and that awful brown crappy rice is NOT a good substitute taste wise. I budget for the white rice & eat small portions.

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5/13/13 7:58 P

brown rice

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5/13/13 4:27 P

I eat all three but my husband is a real potato lover so I fix a lot of potatoes to keep him happy. I also enjoy them as probably my favorite "comfort" food

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5/13/13 4:21 P

I'd say they are all good. Sweet potatoes have been my personal favorite lately.

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5/13/13 3:36 P

potato, natural, unprocessed, etc.

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5/13/13 3:00 P

I'm a carb lover, and could eat baked potatoes all day every day... but I try my best to only have potatoes once or twice a week, I eat wholegrain rice as well

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5/13/13 2:51 P

Switch it up its all good

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5/13/13 2:46 P

Out of the three I like potatoes. A white potato because I don't like sweet potatoes

I don't like the flavor or consistency of brown rice or whole wheat pasta, to chewy and gooey. And I have tried. So I eat Jasmine rice and Ronzoni smart taste pasta.

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 5/15/2013 (11:09)

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5/13/13 1:24 P

I like them all try to mix them up as I get bored quick with the same menu lol

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5/13/13 1:05 P

Brown rice.

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5/6/13 6:37 A

Brown rice.

Pasta is nearly devoid of nutritional value, whether it is whole wheat or plain. They're both highly refined source of empty calories.

The best choice would be sweet potato.

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5/6/13 5:07 A

Brown rice

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5/6/13 4:40 A

Brown rice.

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5/6/13 2:50 A

brown rice

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5/6/13 1:43 A

i like them all but probably eat slightly more potato as that is what my family like to eat.

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5/6/13 1:40 A

Brown rice

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5/6/13 1:15 A


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5/5/13 8:25 P

brown rice

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5/5/13 8:20 P

I'd add sweet potatoes to that list, and, depending what the rest of the menu is, then I'd choose which one I would have. Some choices just complement the rest of the meal!

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5/5/13 2:11 P

I like them all!

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5/2/13 10:57 A

I eat all three, but I think that brown rice trumps the others nutritionally; it's simply a whole grain.

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5/2/13 10:57 A

Brown rice. For me, mainly because it tastes the best!

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5/2/13 10:52 A

When we do eat pasta it's usually whole wheat. Otherwise, we have sweet potatoes, Yukon Gold potato, or red potatoes a few times a month. We don't eat a lot of potatoes but like brown rice or quinoa. I'm trying new recipes for quinoa. We do eat tons of fruits and veggies throughout the week.

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5/2/13 10:44 A

Brown rice.

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5/2/13 10:36 A

sweet potatoes, and brown rice and wild rice are my favorite.

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5/2/13 10:06 A

All three but our favorite is brown long grain rice.

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5/2/13 9:28 A

all three!

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5/2/13 9:16 A

I like them all, and the one I cook or order will usually depend on how it complements the rest of the meal. For example, past week or so I've made: shrimp scampi with ww fettuccine one night, chicken with brown rice on another, and salmon with steamed baby potatoes. Try to find what's on sale (yesterday it was salmon) and then figure out the rest.

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5/2/13 7:53 A

Potato. I don't do well with grains.

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5/2/13 7:28 A

Sweet Potatoes

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5/2/13 5:56 A

potatos, their skin is loaded with good stuff

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5/1/13 2:01 P

sweet potatoes ! Love their nutrient dense starchy goodness. Not only are they high in fiber, they are loaded with vitamin C, beta carotine, magnesium, potassium and even 2.59g of protein.

Lately, I've been trying a variety of purple potato. Those aren't bad. If you get a chance, try a Japanese yam. Interesting flavor. very sweet tasting. yum...

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5/1/13 1:58 P

Potatoes, especially sweet potatoes due to the amazing number of vitamins/minerals in them.

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5/1/13 1:37 P

I eat all of them, including baked sweet potato. I prefer potatoes baked because they have fewest calories, but I like them any way. I also love brown rice and whole wheat pasta.

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5/1/13 12:37 P

I really enjoy a good potato but I know that rice and pasta (brown) are good for us. I just don't like the consistency of the grain.

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5/1/13 12:29 P


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5/1/13 12:27 P

All of the above and sweet potato
I usually include one of those each day - portioned course, or else I would overindulge without even a second thought!

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5/1/13 12:11 P

I eat rice regularly because I like it. Potatoes somewhat regularly, too. I also eat pasta but not too often just because it's one of those things I tend to over indulge on.

Edited by: MLAN613 at: 5/1/2013 (12:27)

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5/1/13 11:48 A

Gosh, I don't really eat any of those, except the occassional small serving of potato!! (I'm not much of a potato fan, but I do love sweet potatoes). I like white rice and white pasta!

I'm more likely to do the "whole grain" thing when it comes to bread. I will add fiber and other nutrients to my "starch" rice and pasta dishes by adding veg, beans or legumes.

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5/1/13 11:05 A

Sweet potato for me too. Today at least.

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5/1/13 10:54 A

Sweet potato :) Also I count corn as a starch carb.... corn on the cob in the summer is my favorite.

But, I like whole wheat pasta best. I also like brown rice, it just takes a long time to make and I sometimes don't have the time to wait for it.

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5/1/13 10:41 A

I can't think of the last potato I ate other than the occasional sweet potato fry I snag from the BF's plate. Whole grain pasta all the way and I mostly substitute quinoa for my rice needs. I love quinoa because its a complete protein along with a carbohydrate.

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5/1/13 10:41 A

Brown Rice

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5/1/13 10:38 A

I eat yukon gold potatoes, white rice, regular pastas....

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5/1/13 10:31 A

I eat more brown rice than pasta or potatoes, mostly because it's something I can cook at work in the microwave. Add some steamed veggies or a can of black beans...LUNCH! I also use bulghur instead of brown rice.

I do like whole wheat pasta. Today's lunch is leftover angel hair pasta with marinara, spinach, and diced zucchini

as far as potatoes - mostly I eat sweet potatoes. When it's not sweet potatoes, it's red skin (they allegedly have a lower glycemic index number)

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5/1/13 10:20 A

whole wheat pasta

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5/1/13 10:11 A

which do you consider the best starch carb and Why emoticon

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