Is eating potatoes on Paleo a bad thing if ok to eat how often and how do you eat it? I mean baked,fried,or mashed?
Also what about cheese iis that ok?
asked byErnie49 (20)
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on March 01, 2013
at 05:16 AM
I looooove potatoes; they are my main source of carbs on Paleo. I feel much better with them. I eat them every day and even on days that I don't workout.
My favorite way to eat them would be cutting some baby red potatoes into cubes or making some fries out of sweet potatoes and frying them in bacon grease/duck fat/butter. I season them liberally with salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, and chili powder. Of course I do love mashed potatoes made with russet and Yukon gold potatoes with some heavy cream, salt and lotsa butter.
Following up on what Eugenia said about eating potatoes: I always skin my potatoes, even the organic ones.
I think it's generally okay to eat potatoes that have sprouted so long as they are FIRM and you twist the sprouts off them (you can save these for planting!). The thing about sprouted potatoes is that most of the starch has converted to sugar. DO NOT EAT if the sprouts are GREEN.
I also agree with Eugenia that you should NOT eat potatoes that have green spots on them as these are TOXINS such as solanine. Also stay away from potatoes that have gone soft and wrinkly. The proper way to store them would be in a cool dark place (not in a plastic bag as this is more humid and may cause them to sprout faster) and away from onions because they release gases that will spoil both of them faster.
As far as cheese, the best cheese would be raw and/or aged and from pastured sources. I personally love some aged grass-fed cheddar, mozzarella and raw aged goat cheese.
on March 01, 2013
at 04:55 AM
Although sweet potatoes are preferred for their lower carb count, white potatoes are generally ok, especially if you're exercising, and if you always skin them. Their toxins are mostly found in their skin. They must not be eaten at all if they have sprouted or their skin has turned to green-ish.