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Best starchy vegetable?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Hi all I am looking for opinions on what would be the best vegetables for me to eat given my situation.

I do not enjoy eating massive quantities of vegetables, i.e. cups of spinach, broccoli, etc., yet am still looking to get an adequate amount of carbs into my diet for muscle building purposes.

Currently my diet is based on meat, fish, and eggs, with fat from tallow, butter, and occasionally coconut oil.

Which starchy vegetables should I include to get enough carbs without eating huge quantities of potential antinutrients and feeling bloated afterwards?

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on October 01, 2012
at 01:12 AM

Agreed! Sautee with some coconut oil and cinnamon= heaven!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on September 30, 2012
at 05:23 AM

Ok, you are right again. I count carbs so if I eat sweet potato, that's like half of my carbs for the day! Plus Terry Wahls always talks about beets, but never about sweet potatoes.

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on September 29, 2012
at 11:11 PM

Meh, only if you have some micro/macro tracking OCD. Otherwise, they're all good.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on September 29, 2012
at 10:16 PM

You are right. But from a nutritional density point of view, they are still better :)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on September 29, 2012
at 09:45 PM

I wouldn't call any of them a starch. 100 grams of each of them has 10 grams of carbohydrate or less. 100 grams of sweet potato comes in at double that. Bananas are mostly sugar and little starch. Sweet potatoes are mostly starch and little sugar.

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on September 29, 2012
at 09:09 PM

It shouldn't be that new to you Matt, vegetables are in fact 90% water.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on September 29, 2012
at 06:38 PM

All three are high in carbs. Sweet potatoes have too much starch in them - they are practically cooked bananas.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on September 29, 2012
at 05:56 PM

Water and oil in the pan, that's a new one.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on September 29, 2012
at 05:55 PM

But I think he wants starch. He wants calories without bulk (i.e. not cups upon cups of broccoli).

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on September 29, 2012
at 04:58 PM

Nice looking spuds

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on September 29, 2012
at 05:40 PM

Butternut squash is amazing. Really been on a kick of it lately.

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on October 01, 2012
at 01:12 AM

Agreed! Sautee with some coconut oil and cinnamon= heaven!

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783704d6b31f91d4aebb402f089e082f

on September 29, 2012
at 05:01 PM

Sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash all great prepared a variety of ways.

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on September 29, 2012
at 04:57 PM

Sweet potatoes, Yams and green plantains, are highly nutritious with a moderate glycemic load.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on September 29, 2012
at 05:51 PM

Carrot

Beets

Pumpkin

THEY ARE THE MOST NUTRIENT DENSE VEGGIES.

Sweet potatoes are too starchy. If you count your carb grams, stick with these three.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on September 29, 2012
at 06:38 PM

All three are high in carbs. Sweet potatoes have too much starch in them - they are practically cooked bananas.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on September 29, 2012
at 10:16 PM

You are right. But from a nutritional density point of view, they are still better :)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on September 29, 2012
at 11:11 PM

Meh, only if you have some micro/macro tracking OCD. Otherwise, they're all good.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on September 29, 2012
at 09:45 PM

I wouldn't call any of them a starch. 100 grams of each of them has 10 grams of carbohydrate or less. 100 grams of sweet potato comes in at double that. Bananas are mostly sugar and little starch. Sweet potatoes are mostly starch and little sugar.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on September 30, 2012
at 05:23 AM

Ok, you are right again. I count carbs so if I eat sweet potato, that's like half of my carbs for the day! Plus Terry Wahls always talks about beets, but never about sweet potatoes.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on September 29, 2012
at 05:55 PM

But I think he wants starch. He wants calories without bulk (i.e. not cups upon cups of broccoli).

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931a99246c4b901c8cabd52da1e9f6d2

on September 29, 2012
at 05:02 PM

Sweet potatoes and that reciepe looks awesome thanks for sharing! You can thicken bone both with sweet potatoes if making soup. If you like soup try sneaking some veg into soups, like beef and Veg. Try sauteeing some onion and sweet potatoes, add spinach, delicious !

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6d64cd6dc98d6ab763bd03678a317964

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on September 29, 2012
at 04:50 PM

I just bought some purple skinned sweet potatoes (white flesh) and they were the best I've ever had!

best-starchy-vegetable?

Fried Sweet Potato Recipe.

  1. Peel. Cut in half lengthwise. Cut each half lengthwise again. Hold together, turn and dice.

  2. Heat pan with enough olive oil to coat. Put potatoes in pan and then add two tablespoons of water. Cover tightly and fry for five minutes.

  3. Flip potatoes. They should be brown and crispy on the bottom. Add 1 tablespoon of water and 1 tablespoon of butter. Let fry for five more minutes.

  4. Drain on wire mesh immediately and toss with spice rub:

Spice Rub:

A. Sea salt B. Garlic powder C. Cayenne pepper D. pinch of cinnamon (optional).

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on September 29, 2012
at 05:56 PM

Water and oil in the pan, that's a new one.

6d64cd6dc98d6ab763bd03678a317964

(2177)

on September 29, 2012
at 09:09 PM

It shouldn't be that new to you Matt, vegetables are in fact 90% water.

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(3213)

on September 29, 2012
at 04:58 PM

Nice looking spuds

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75e8ceee00e2459860ea38220a3a8118

on September 29, 2012
at 08:53 PM

I love wild rice (which, of course, isn't rice).

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