Potatoes! We eat a lot of them around here. Not only are they good for you but they are pretty cheap. While I still serve them to my family, I avoid them because they are in the night shade family. Night shades should be avoided while doing the autoimmune protocol. Potatoes are off plan for Trim Healthy Mama plan because they are full of starch.
In the winter, we have roasts in the oven frequently. They are great to help heat up the house and the leftovers are perfect for soups and stews. A good way to stretch out meat.
I do have to say I miss potatoes. I read on the Trim Healthy Mama boards that radishes make a good potato substitute. Really? That just sounded wrong.
But, while looking over the weekly sale flyers I saw radishes were on sale…and I decided to try it.
And for real, I threw a handful in with our pork roast and they really were just like potatoes!
I plan on playing with them a bit in recipes but they were great after being simmered with the roast for a few hours. I just cleaned them, trimmed the edges and in they went!
*I’ve gotten a few questions since posting, so I’ll add a bit. The radishes lose their spicy flavor when cooked. They had a nice texture as well. Perfect with a sprinkle of salt and pepper after being simmered with the roast.
This post is linked at Phoenix Helix for the Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable, Gwen’s Nest for Trim Healthy Tuesdays, Kelly the Kitchen Kop’s Real Food Wednesdays and Purposeful Nutrition for Healing with Foods Friday.