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Starchy carbs that don't need cooking

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 01, 2013 at 3:20 AM

What are some calorie dense starchy carbs (paleo friendly of course) that do not require cooking? I'm looking for something for convenience sake, for times when I just need a quick pick me up and fat/protein just isn't cutting it. Normally I've been turning to fruit, but I'd like an alternative to that.

Any suggestions?

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on February 08, 2013
at 12:19 AM

Jicama might be an option.

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on February 07, 2013
at 09:17 AM

So for what it's worth, I've pretty much solved this problem by being more organised. I generally eat low carb, less than 100g a day, even on HIIT WO days I feel fine with just that. Anyway, my two go to carbs are buckwheat pancakes with whatever I want on them, or butternut pumpkin hashbrowns with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Both are awesome and sufficiently quench my carb thirst.

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on February 01, 2013
at 11:56 PM

I think so too, so it looks like I'll just have to suck it up and not be so lazy, lol.

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on February 01, 2013
at 11:55 PM

Yeh I think the real answer is planning ahead of time.

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on February 01, 2013
at 11:47 PM

Same I eat it raw! It may upset some people's stomachs though...

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on February 01, 2013
at 10:17 PM

Nope, I eat it raw all the time, with a little dill, it's yummy

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on February 01, 2013
at 06:43 AM

Nice. When I'm feeling run down I grab a bag of potato chips and then BAM back at it.

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on February 01, 2013
at 05:20 AM

You are right, beets do not need to be cooked.

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on February 01, 2013
at 03:59 AM

the only thing i can think of is cold potatoes, but of course you have to cook them first. fruits are not that starchy afaik, 100 g of banana has approx 5.4 grams of starch

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on February 01, 2013
at 03:48 AM

pretty sure you still have to cook butternut squash...

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3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on February 01, 2013
at 06:21 PM

Cook things ahead. You can make a week's worth of starchy carbs and store in the fridge. Sweet potatoes, butternut squash, rice balls, etc.

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on February 01, 2013
at 11:55 PM

Yeh I think the real answer is planning ahead of time.

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on February 01, 2013
at 04:14 AM

Bananas (I know, a fruit, but I like them for my pwo starch) and carrots. Maybe, beets...I don't think they need to be cooked (although better that way) if peeled and grated. Maybe a grated carrot and beet salad?

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on February 01, 2013
at 05:20 AM

You are right, beets do not need to be cooked.

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on February 01, 2013
at 03:50 AM

i think the nature of starch is that it has to be cooked to be somewhat digestible. you can buy cooked chestnuts, pre-packaged at many asian markets. sort of a work-around. otherwise, ripe plantains are probably your best bet. i think you pretty much have to cook starch.

81348acb7b886e2b32ca915d250268f3

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on February 01, 2013
at 11:56 PM

I think so too, so it looks like I'll just have to suck it up and not be so lazy, lol.

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on February 01, 2013
at 06:39 AM

Plantain chips are like magic, but they are real.

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on February 01, 2013
at 06:52 PM

Not all of these are starchy, but they're good to eat raw and are more carb dense than other vegetables:

  • beets
  • carrots
  • jicama
  • bell peppers

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on February 01, 2013
at 05:15 AM

You can probably find potato chips that have been cooked in olive oil or something.There are multi-coloroed potato chip things at Trader Joe's.

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on February 01, 2013
at 06:43 AM

Nice. When I'm feeling run down I grab a bag of potato chips and then BAM back at it.

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Eb0ca37d18e4bb74fb31b2a6918e1809

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on February 01, 2013
at 03:32 AM

Butternut Squash. You can buy it pre-cut and cubed too, for extra convenience.

Ee6932fe54ad68039a8d5f7a8caa0468

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on February 01, 2013
at 03:48 AM

pretty sure you still have to cook butternut squash...

93eea7754e6e94b6085dbabbb48c0bb7

on February 01, 2013
at 11:47 PM

Same I eat it raw! It may upset some people's stomachs though...

Eb0ca37d18e4bb74fb31b2a6918e1809

(333)

on February 01, 2013
at 10:17 PM

Nope, I eat it raw all the time, with a little dill, it's yummy

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