By the way, if you're still reading while I post about this, thanks. I'm sure this is of little interest to the three of you who regularly visit my blog. But I appreciate it.
I belong to a Whole30 facebook group and there has been some discussion on why potatoes are not included on the program. The short of it is, they are considered a neutral food by the powers that be. Not bad for you, but there is no real nutritional value so you are better off filling your plate with other things. First of all, I would like to dispel the myth that there is no nutritional value in a potato. I'm getting my info here:
Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2770/2#ixzz2JTYaXBIS
Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2770/2#ixzz2JTYkApy1
These amounts are for a large potato, steamed with skin, no salt. What potatoes do have is a large amount of carbohydrates, which is the real reason they are demonized in the low-carb world. But they are not bad for you. Just sayin'. As you can probably tell I love me my taters. And hoo-doggy do I miss them.
Here are some food shots:
|The Beef and Beet stew. It is way redder than this in real life. I needed to add WAY less beet, but it's pretty good.|
|A super-simple dinner from the other night. I wasn't feeling much like eating, but I needed something.|