Posted by Toni
For the past few weeks, hubby and I have been trying to cut out all grains (not a permanent thing, just like a jump-start to metabolism) and starchy products like potatoes. It really hasn’t been too bad, at least not as bad as I thought it would be. Instead of making burritos, we have lettuce wraps (which I feel we make just as good as P.F. Chang’s), instead of sandwiches for lunch, we have salads.
So last night we had hamburgers. And french fries. Hamburgers weren’t really a challenge. We made a low-fat bleu cheese sauce to go on the hamburger patty, which was way more delicious than a regular hamburger on a bun. But the incredible part was the french fries.
We have been substituting sweet potatoes for regular potatoes. Last night we cut them into fries and put them in a ziplock bag with some olive oil, seasoned salt and cinnamon. After shake-shake-shaking them, we baked them. They were absolutely delicious. Much tastier than regular fries, however not as crunchy.
It has been a very tasty experience as we have looked for low-fat substitutes to our very carbohydrate-laden way of eating. Only two more weeks of no grains, and then we plan to only have whole grains, on a limited basis.