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June 15, 2013 2:22 PM
I have heard of replacing spaghetti with spaghetti squash and I know there are some others. But I just made an awesome cream of celery soup today which called for potatoes and I am trying to think what I can use in its place next time I make it thats not so carby but is a similar replacement
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June 15, 2013 2:23 PM
mac & cheese-
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June 15, 2013 2:24 PM
Whats wrong with carbs? Just eat a broth or plain meat stew if carbs are an issue.
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June 15, 2013 2:25 PM
There's nothing wrong with potatoes or carbs. Just fit it into your calorie goal.
Edited by misssiri On June 15, 2013 2:26 PM
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June 15, 2013 2:26 PM
plus potatoes are loaded with potassium, which balances out sodium intake (helps get rid of that water weight)
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June 15, 2013 2:26 PM
Cauliflower is used often as a substitute for potatoes :)
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June 15, 2013 2:27 PM
Since you said your's was a cream of celery soup, I can imagine cubes of Jicama or water chestnuts to give a little contrast, or cooked make a more soft addition . Maybe the recipe required potatoes for added creaminess. In this case I would just leave them out.
Edited by Ang108 On June 15, 2013 2:28 PM
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June 15, 2013 2:28 PM
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plus potatoes are loaded with potassium, which balances out sodium intake (helps get rid of that water weight)


really? potatoes are amazing.
June 15, 2013 2:30 PM
QUOTE:

I have heard of replacing spaghetti with spaghetti squash and I know there are some others. But I just made an awesome cream of celery soup today which called for potatoes and I am trying to think what I can use in its place next time I make it thats not so carby but is a similar replacement


http://voices.yahoo.com/top-five-low-carb-potato-substitutes-507637.html
Edited by Myxalplyx On June 15, 2013 2:31 PM
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June 15, 2013 2:33 PM
You could use any winter squash (cubed and baked). Butternut would be a good choice.
June 15, 2013 3:05 PM
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potatoes are amazing.

This. I'm limiting wheat but embracing potato.

As for the OP, I think I would just omit it from the soup because nothing is the same. Another root veggie would probably be best, but they will also be carby.

I don't know the recipe but if I were omitting the potato in a soup I would probably throw in carrots.
June 15, 2013 3:10 PM
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plus potatoes are loaded with potassium, which balances out sodium intake (helps get rid of that water weight)


^^^ Potatoes get a bad rap...but the potassium is in the skin so if you're looking for high potassium foods make sure you eat the skin too.
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June 15, 2013 3:18 PM
Erm... Crisps? blushing

(Please don't kill me...) 😅
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June 15, 2013 4:52 PM
Cauliflour :)
Chop, Boil, Drain, Season, mash. HUngry girl has awesome cauliflour mashie recipes.
June 15, 2013 5:05 PM
<------ Eating red skinned potatoes, turkey meatballs and salad for dinner.
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