If You Like Potatoes But Not The Carbs Try Radishes
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If you like those little red new potatoes but don't want to eat the starch try boiling some radishes. They taste so similar and fill you up. Haven't mashed um yet, but I like them with a little salt...Yum...
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Carbs give me energy! I wondered why I lacked sufficient energy until I started with sparkpeople a few days ago and found out that I wasn't eating enough carbs. What a difference carbs have made! For much of my life, I followed low carb diets, trying to stay slim, without knowing that they were depriving me of the energy I needed. I am adding whole grains, sweet potato, or potato to each meal and it is making a difference.
I get pains in my stomach when I eat gluten, and my Doctor suggested I avoid bread, so I have to plan ahead. I freeze individual portions of cooked brown rice, potato, and sweet potato. Puffed rice and some Peace Cereals work for me, too.
Radishes are a diuretic, which helps in increasing urine production keeping the kidneys functioning. A good source of fiber, low in fat and cholesterol and great for natural weight loss. Sliced in salads, as a radish dip, or even as radish juice. The amount of sugar in a radish is somewhat high so don't over due and eat daily....just once in awhile. Unsure about radishes..ask your dietician.
I have never been inventive in the kitchen... I can cook italian all day long but that entails carbs, carbs, carbs with fat and little protein. I found a secret.... My mom bought me some books for my stocking stuffers (she likes to thinks that I am still 12). They were the "Eat this, not that" books. I enjoyed them but never really found them all that applicable. Well-written and interesting though.
I was perusing the book aisle and found "Cook This, Not That." Its the best purchase I have ever made. Its not just a "cookbook," although it does contain a plethora of recipes, its a survival guide.
Now whenever I am stuck and thinking that fast food sounds good... I pick up the book and create!
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