In part 2 of this 7-part series let's talk about potatoes and fries. Remember, these easy, real food swaps will take you from pound-packing choices to nutrient powerhouses that feed your body and mind. And these tweaks can help you with weight control by reducing inflammation and stabilizing blood sugar. Plus they are delicious!
Potatoes and Fries
It’s hard to say no to French fries or roasted potatoes. But you don’t have to. Just substitute white potatoes with one of the options below, and slice into fry-sized strips. Use melted ghee, coconut oil or avocado oil instead of highly refined vegetable oils. Roast, bake, or air fry for a crispy, nutritious side:
- Celeriac root
- Sweet potato
- Trumpet Mushrooms (see recipe below)
These mandolin-sliced trumpet mushrooms become super crispy. They're a satisfying substitute for French fries and bacon!
5-10 Trumpet mushrooms
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Use a mandolin to slice trumpet mushrooms into very thin slices. Cover a baking sheet with parchment. You may need to use two pans depending on quantity of mushroom slices. Place mushroom slices on pan(s).
Coat slices generously with olive oil and about a 1/2 teaspoon of salt per pan. Toss with hands until well coated and mixed. Arrange mushrooms with a bit of space between them. Roast for about 15-20 minutes, checking and stirring a couple of times, until golden brown. Enjoy!