Let's Talk Potato

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  1. 4cd-Air

    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    So I just tried these for the first time...steam and mash microwave potatos


    http://www.steamnmash.com/russet.aspx


    check the ingredients...no oil or added fats, and they taste pretty damn good. Didn't mash them up, so they were in cubes...then I start surfing the site and see these...


    http://www.steamnmash.com/sweet.aspx :eek3:


    have not seen these in a store yet but now I will search for them...same deal on ingredients...no oil, no fats


    So what's the F&N opinion on potatos? This was part of my PWO meal, and fit the bill nicely. I would prefer to have the sweet potatos but I didn't even know they existed in the steam and mash form. This makes my whole facination with steam veggies even more complete.
     
  2. Blade

    Blade Time to swolercize

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    I've been meaning to try those. I have a ton of $2 off coupons for them, just haven't looked for them.
     
  3. dwarfcat

    dwarfcat COLTS FTMFW

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    lol great way to pay a 400% markup on plain potato

    slice and steam a HUGE pot every sunday and keep in fridge and save a zillion bucks
     
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    everbeer New Member

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    MOAR LIKE BROTATO
     
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    I've read that since most people eat white potatoes with a fat such as sour cream, butter, olive oil, or cheese, etc.... taht the GI is significantly impacted and in terms of GI spikes/"omg slow carbs only" it really doesn't make that much of a difference to eat a sweet potato or white potato (except for the added fiber in a sweet potato, and the differnt type of vitamins/nutrients)

    Edumacate me if I'm wrong
     
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    Blade Time to swolercize

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    that sounds like a macro question....but I think your correct
     
  8. RG

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    i do my potato:

    poke holes in potato, microwave for 5-6 mins, take out, eat.
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    poke holes in sweet potato
    foil a pan
    put on pan
    toss in oven
     
  11. Simple

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    potatoes are pretty nutritionally empty
     
  12. evh

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    oh?
     
  13. 4cd-Air

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    Nutrition information per serving of one medium sweet potato:
    Calories: 130
    Calories from fat: 0.39 g
    Protein: 2.15 g
    Carbohydrate: 31.56 g
    Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
    Sodium: 16.9 mg
    Potassium: 265.2 mg
    Calcium: 28.6 mg
    Folate: 18.2 mcg
    Vitamin C: 29.51 mg
    Vitamin A: 26081.9 IU
     
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    i think he meant a regular potato, i know they are lacking in terms of vitamins and nutrients
     
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    Yam+Splenda+Cinnamon >*
     
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    Potato (baked, w/skin), 1 potato (202g)
    Calories: 220
    Protein: 4.6g
    Carbohydrate: 51g
    Total Fat: 0.2g
    *Excellent source of: Niacin (16mg), Vitamin B6 (.7mg), and Vitamin C (26mg)
    *Good source of: Fiber 4.8 g, Iron (2.75mg), Magnesium (55mg), Pantothenic acid (1.12g), and Thiamine (.22mg)


    :dunno:
     
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    Agreed. I would probably op out on Splenda though.
     
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    I really don't need anything on my sweet potatoes.
     
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    Whole Foods ftmfw
     
  20. 4cd-Air

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    more like HyVee, but thanks for playing
     
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    i eat lot of red potatoes for their potassium
     
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    What's that? A supermarket chain in Kansas?
     
  23. 4cd-Air

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    midwestern chain I guess...we got HyVee, Hen House, Wal Mart, Whole Foods, and Dillons...maybe a few others
     
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    I just take a potato (I keep both Idaho and sweet potatoes in the house) and stab it with a fork a few times, wrap it in a damn paper-towel, place it in the microwave under the "potato" setting and it's good to go in about 4min.

    From this point I do several things with it. Scoop out the flesh and add half & half + salt/pepper and mash it for mashed potatoes. Or I just chop up the microwaved potato and throw it into a skillet with olive oil for thick hashbrowns or I just eat the shit straight up.

    Cheap, fast, effective.
     
  25. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    I keep a shitload of sweet potatoes in the house at any given time ... I usually have one medium after workout. I started doing it as part of my bulking routine and kept with it. :big grin:
     
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